The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrests Sukumar Mridha and Anindita Mridhai
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested Sukumar Mridha and his daughter Anindita Mridhai, "associate" of Proshanta Kumar Halder, known as PK Halder, who allegedly laundered over Tk100 billion from four non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) abroad.
ACC Director Sayed Iqbal Hossain confirmed the arrests to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.
Hossain said: "ACC deputy director Salahuddin arrested the duo after interrogating them at the commission headquarters."
Sukumar protested his innocence in response to a reporter, stating that he was not involved in any incidents relating to PK Halder. He claims that PK Halder was strictly a client to him.
Earlier, The High Court (HC) barred Sukumar Mridha and his daughter Anindita Mridha, as well as 25 others from leaving the country following PK Haldar's financial scams.
On January 14, the Anti-Corruption Commission froze Tk10.57 Billion from the accounts of 62 associates involved with PK Halder, on charges of being involved in a money laundering scam.