The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed thirteen cases against as many people, including PK Halder, for misappropriating Tk523 crore.
The anti-corruption watchdog made the move after a primary investigation into the embezzlement of Tk1,300 crore of FAS Finance and Investment.
One case was filed Tuesday and another 12 Wednesday, Muhammad Arif Sadeq, deputy director of the ACC public relation office, told UNB.
He said the filing of the cases was approved as Tk44 crore was misappropriated by the shell company of PK Halder NB Trading, Tk45 crore by Nature Enterprise, Tk30 crore by Nutrical, Tk42 crore by SA Enterprise, Tk40 crore by Sukhada, Tk40 crore by MTB Marine, Tk45 crore by Hal International, Tk40 crore by Swandip Corporation, Tk44 crore by Diya Shipping, Tk35 crore by Moon Enterprise, Tk38 crore by Borno, Tk40 crore by RB and Tk40 crore by Marine Trust.
The defendants of the cases include former managing director (MD) of International Leasing and Finance Prashanta Kumar Halder, FAS Finance Chairman Siddiqur Rahman, Vice-Chairman Jahangir Alam, and former MD Russel Shahriar.
The ACC investigation officer arrested Russel from Mohammadpur yesterday.
As the MD of FAS Finance, he approved a loan of Tk500 crore by the board and transferred it to different companies of PK Halder.
Earlier, 14 officials including, the FAS Finance chairman, board members, managing director, were barred from travelling abroad.
Source: United News of Bangladesh