Arrest PK Haldar soon after return home: HC to IGP
Published : Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 at 3:56 PM Count : 496
The High Court on Wednesday gave directives to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take necessary steps to arrest Proshanto Kumar Halder, disgraced director of International Leasing and Finance Service Ltd (ILFSL), soon after his return home from abroad.
An HC bench of Justice Mohammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar passed the order after hearing on his appeal petition filed seeking permission for his safe return to the country.
Earlier on Tuesday, the HC fixed today for passing the order after the hearing the issue.
It is known that PK Haldar bought air ticket to return home. He is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by an Emirates Airlines flight at 8am on October 25.
Halder reportedly amassed Tk 3,600 crore and laundered the money abroad while performing his duties as director at ILFSL.
On January 8, Anti-Corruption Commission also filed a case against Halder for acquiring wealth of approximately Tk 274,91,55,355 (almost Tk 275 crore) beyond any known income sources and money laundering.
On September 7, PK Halde filed the appeal with the High Court (HC) seeking permission for his safe return to the country.
In his appeal, Haldar who fled to Canada after amassing the money, said that he want to return for providing help to recover the amassed money of ILFSL and sought security after his return back home.
The appeal was filed before a bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar while the HC said “We want the investors get back their lost money; Inform when and on which flight PK Haldar wants to return home.”
The HC will take statements of Attorney General’s Office and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) before passing necessary order in this regard, HC said.