A Dhaka court today directed the authorities concerned to publish a gazette asking former managing director of NRB Global Bank Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, and seven others to appear before it in a case filed over laundering Tk 80 crore to Canada and amassing about Tk 426 crore illegally.
Soon after his arrest in West Bengal on May 14, the question that started spinning around was when Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, would be brought back to Bangladesh.
PK Halder, the former MD of a bank and a notorious embezzler, siphoned off and laundered about Tk 10,000-11,000 crore out of Bangladesh. That’s equivalent to the combined yearly budget of 51 public universities of the country, which is Tk 10,515.71 crore.
Extradition of PK Halder may take time as it involves legal procedures, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami said today.
The High Court today set June 12 for hearing its suo muto (voluntary) rule over the government's move to arrest Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, on charge of money laundering.
The National Central Bureau (NCB), Interpol's regional office in Dhaka, has requested its Indian counterpart to extradite former NRB Global Bank managing director Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, and five others who have been arrested by India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED).
Expressing satisfaction at the arrest of Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, in India on charge of laundering a huge sum of money, a High Court bench today (May 16, 2022) said the Indian government should be thanked for the arrest.
Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, is the eldest of three sons of primary school teacher Lilabati Haldar and tailor Pralab Chandra Halder of Matibhanga union under Pirojpur’s Nazirpur upazila.
The anti-corruption commission has alleged embezzlement of at least Tk 10,200 crore against PK Haldar, who was arrested in India recently. The ACC received information about embezzlement against PK Haldar in 2019 when they started investigating the assets of illegal casino owners. How did one person manage to embezzle Tk10,000 crore?