Graft Fees: ACC seeks 22 years jail for PK Halder

The Anti-Corruption Fee yesterday pleaded for 22 years of imprisonment for 14 individuals, together with former managing director of NRB International Financial institution Proshanta Kumar (PK) Halder, in a case lodged for allegedly amassing unlawful wealth and laundering cash overseas.

Choose Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Particular Choose Court docket-10 fastened August 9 for the subsequent listening to.

“The ACC has been in a position to show the graft prices made towards 14 individuals, together with PK Halder. We anticipate them to be sentenced to 10 years below Part 27(1) of the Anti-corruption Fee Act, 2004 and 12 years below the provisions of the Cash Laundering Prevention Act, 2012,” ACC Public Prosecutor Mir Ahmmed Salam instructed BSS.

Halder, together with 5 others, have been detained in Ashoknagar of the Indian state of West Bengal on Could 14 final yr.

In keeping with the case, Halder and his different associates have embezzled 1000’s of crores of taka and siphoned these off to India and different international locations.

On March 1, 2021, Halder fled Bangladesh by Jashore’s Benapole land port.

In January, 2021, the ACC filed 5 circumstances towards 33 folks, together with Halder, for allegedly laundering over Tk 350 crore of Worldwide Leasing and Monetary Providers Restricted.

He had laundered about Tk 80 crore to Canada and amassed about Tk 426 crore past his identified sources of revenue, the case paperwork mentioned.

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