Banks freeze Tk 1057cr of PK Halder

Staff Reporter Published: 14 January 2021, 06:51 PM | Updated: 14 January 2021, 07:13 PM
Banks freeze Tk 1057cr of PK Halder

International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd director PK Halder's around Tk 1057.80 crore has been frozen by different banks of the country, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission. 

The anti-graft body also said he laundered money in association of his 62 associates.

"The issue of PK Halder is big one. Our investigation officer told us that he has links with roughly 62 people," ACC secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Hawlader said this on Thursday afternoon.

About the arrest of PK Halder's one 'close associate' Abantika Baral, the ACC official said a woman has been arrested in connection with his money embezzlement and money laundering.

"We can inform in details about this after completion of questioning her," he added. 

Earlier, ACC said that PK Halder has 70 to 80 girlfiends who maintain crores of Taka in accounts with different banks.

With an allegation of swindling about Tk 3500 crore from different financial institutions, Prashanta Kumar Halder (PK Halder) went abroad to evade legal action.

Once he wanted to return home with a condition that he will refund money to the ILFSL clients but he did not come back following an High Court order of arresting him soon after his arrival here.

However, it was learned that PK Halder has been leading a luxurious life by making home at 'Begum Para in Toronto of Canada.