Friday, January 8th, 2021

Interpol issues red alert to arrest PK Haldar

Published 11:41 pm | January 08, 2021

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Online desk ; The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a red alert to arrest Prashanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder, who fled the country siphoning off Tk 3,500 crore.

Interpol issued the red alert on Friday responding to an appeal by Bangladesh police, Assistant Inspector General (Media) Sohel Rana said.

PK Halder went into hiding after allegedly siphoning off the money from various financial institutions.

Even though he wanted to return to the country, on the condition of returning the money, he did not return saying he was ill after the High Court ordered his arrest.

The Anti-Corruption Commission on January 8 last year filed a case against PK Halder for accumulating illegal wealth of Tk 275 crore.

PK Halder is accused of embezzling Tk 1,500 crore from the International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. He has also allegedly embezzled Tk 3,500 crore from several other financial agencies.

A Dhaka court subsequently ordered seizure of his two Dhanmondi flats and around six acres of land.

As he did not return home despite having permission from the court, the ACC has sought the support of Interpol to arrest and return absconding fugitive PK Halder.

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