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Fugitive businessman PK Halder held in India

India’s federal economic offences police have arrested fugitive Bangladeshi businessman PK Halder and his two associates in the eastern state of West Bengal.

Halder, the former MD of NRB Global Bank, had been on the run since being charged by the Anti-Corruption Commission in Bangladesh for money laundering and amassing ill-gotten wealth.

His two aides have been identified as Pritish Kumar Halder and Pranesh Kumar Halder.

The three were nabbed by the Enforcement Directorate, the economic offences agency of the Indian Home Ministry, during multiple raids across North and South 24 Parganas districts of Bengal Friday, UNB has learnt.

“PK Halder has been posing as an Indian citizen by the name of Shibshankar Halder after having managed to fraudulently obtain various government identities…,” the Directorate said in a statement.

According to the Directorate, the three managed to float companies in India on the basis of the fraudulent documents.

Sources told UNB that the three could eventually be handed over to Bangladesh. “We are yet to get a formal request from the authorities in the neighbouring country.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh