PK Halder placed on 10-day remand in India

PK Halder arrested in India
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An Indian court today placed PK Halder on a 10-day remand in a money laundering case.

The court passed the order after the former managing director of NRB Global Bank was produced before it, seeking 14-day remand, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

Halder, former managing director of NRB Global Bank, was arrested from West Bengal on Saturday (May 14).

He settled in Ashoknagar, North 24-Parganas, posing as an Indian national under the name of Shibshankar Halder and acquired real estate properties in West Bengal and introduced himself as a real estate promoter and financial expert.

So far, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found that Halder had investments of Tk 200 crore in a five-star hotel in Cox's Bazar, 10,000 decimals of land in Narayanganj's Rupganj, four acres of land in Mymensingh, over 60 bighas of land in Purbachal, an 11-storey market on a nine-katha plot worth around Tk 40 crore, Tk 300-crore investment in resorts in Rangamati, several flats worth about Tk 20 crore and around Tk 100 crore in different bank accounts.

Under the alias "Shibshankar Halder", PK Halder forged documents including ration card in West Bengal, Indian Voter ID card, Permanent Account Number and multi-purpose Aadhar card. He used those to buy properties in India with the laundered money.

Halder's name came up for discussions during the "anti-casino" drives in Bangladesh in 2019.


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