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PK Halder, 4 others sued for money embezzlement in Chittagong

  • Published at 09:01 pm April 4th, 2021
PK Halder
File photo of Prashanta Kumar Halder Collected

Halder has allegedly embezzled Tk3,500 crore from different financial agencies

A case has been filed in Chittagong against Prashant Kumar Halder, alias PK Halder, former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Ltd, and four others on charges of money embezzlement.

The case was filed with the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan on Sunday afternoon, on behalf of Md Abdul Alim Chowdhury by his employee Shoaib Rashid.

Excluding PK Halder, the other accused in the case are Md Jahangir Alam, 45, Md Siddikur Rahman, 52, Ujjal Kumar Nandi, 42, and Ratan Kumar Biswas, 54.

According to court sources, Md Abdul Alim had sold 60,800 shares of Radisson Blu Cox’s Bazar hotel to PK Halder after reaching an agreement that the latter would pay for the shares within six months.

However, PK Halder did not return the shares even after failing to pay for them in the allotted time. 

The other four were sued for their alleged involvement in the embezzlement.

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Advocate Russell Sarker, counsel for the plaintiff in the case, said taking the case into cognizance, the court had ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police to probe the complaint.

The court has fixed June 26 for the next hearing in the case, he added.

It may be recalled that taking into cognizance a report published in a national daily on November 18, 2020, which said the ACC would seek Interpol’s help in apprehending PK Halder, the High Court on November 19 issued several suo moto rulings to ascertain what steps had been taken to extradite and arrest him. 

Earlier on January 8, 2020, the ACC filed a case against Halder on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth around Tk274 crore. 

He is accused of embezzling Tk1,500 crore from International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. Halder has allegedly embezzled Tk3,500 crore from different financial agencies.

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