The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed five cases against the same number of organisations’ 33 individuals, including Proshanta Kumar Halder, for ripping off Tk351 crore of International Leasing and Financial Services (ILFS).
ACC Secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Howlader said the anti-corruption watchdog’s Deputy Director Gulshan Anowar Prodhan filed four of the five cases on Monday and another one was filed on Sunday.
The accused five organisations are Anan Chemical Industries, Sukhada Properties, Ms Bornno, Rahman Chemicals and Moon Enterprise.
Former International Leasing chairman MA Hashem, managing director Rashedul Haque, nine board members and PK Halder’s family and friends were included in the case.
The ACC already arrested People’s Leasing Chairman Uzzal Nandi, and International Leasing’s former managing director Rashedul Haque, Anwar said.
In 2010, PK Haldar was the managing director of Reliance Finance when Rashedul was its deputy managing director.
And when Haldar was the managing director of NRB Global Bank in 2015, Rashedul joined as the International Leasing managing director.
Haldar embezzled crores of taka from the bank in the name of the fake organisations with the support of Uzzal.
On January 8, International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) issued a red notice against Halder – the man who left the country after reportedly amassing at least Tk3,600 crore – following a request of Bangladesh Police.
A red notice alerts police worldwide about internationally wanted fugitives, but it is not an arrest warrant.
The notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action, Interpol says.
Source: United News of Bangladesh