ACC seeks HC order to arrest PK Halder thru' Interpol
Published : Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 9:34 PM Count : 177
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wants to bring back the fugitive director of International Leasing and Finance Service Limited (ILFSL), Prashanta Kumar Halder, to the country through the help of International Criminal Police Organisation, INTERPOL.
ACC lawyer, Khurshid Alam Khan, said, "We will file a petition with the High Court, seeking permission to arrest the fugitive through Interpol and bring him back to the country to face the music."
He disclosed this while talking to reporters at the Supreme Court in the capital on Sunday.
Khurshid Alam Khan said, "PK Halder's lawyer informed us through e-mail that he is ill, without providing any supporting medical documents. His lawyer also informed us that he had not received any copy of the court order. But such communication has no legal value. He is a fugitive and he has defamed the court. He will be brought back to the country with the assistance of Interpol."
"In our petition to the HC, we will request the court to instruct the relevant government organisations to arrest PK Halder with Interpol's assistance," he added.
On Saturday, Attorney General, AM Amin Uddin, "PK Halder e-mailed his lawyer, Mahafuzur Rahman Milon informing him that he would not be returning to the country as previously scheduled. Milon informed it to me."
Earlier on Wednesday, an HC bench, consisting of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarker alone, passed an order instructing the relevant authorities to arrest PK Halder upon his return to the country and produce him before the related court.