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Former People’s Leasing chairman held for ‘assisting PK Haldar’

Published : Sunday, 24 January, 2021 at 6:00 PM  Count : 206
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Former People’s Leasing chairman held for ‘assisting PK Haldar’

Former People’s Leasing chairman held for ‘assisting PK Haldar’


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Ujjwal Kumar Nandi, former chairman of People's Leasing And Financial Services Limited (2015-16), for allegedly helping PK Haldar in embezzling money.

Besides, the commission also arrested former managing director of International Leasing Rashedul Islam.  

ACC made the arrest on Sunday.

Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Haldar) is living a luxurious life in Toronto, Canada. There he builds houses, purchases cars and opens businesses with the smuggled money. From that country he occasionally comes to Dubai and India. Now he is staying in one of the two countries. Preliminary investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) have found this information in their initial investigation.

With the help of a syndicate including relatives and friends, PK Haldar withdrew at least Tk 10,200 crore from several leasing companies. A large part of this money was smuggled to Canada, India and Singapore.

The ACC on January 8 last year filed a case against PK Halder for accumulating illegal wealth of Tk 275 crore.

PK Halder is accused of embezzling Tk 1,500 crore from the International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. He has also allegedly embezzled Tk 3,500 crore from several other financial agencies.

On December 1, 2020, a Dhaka Court issued a warrant of arrest against former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance PK Halder.

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