Hearing on rule to bring back PK Halder on June 12

The High Court has set June 12 for hearing on Tuesday into the decision to repatriate Prashanta Kumar Halder, former chief executive of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited, on money laundering charges.

Following a newspaper report, the High Court Bench, headed by Judge Md Nazrul Islam Talukder, issued the Suo Moto Rule on November 19, 2020 asking defendants to explain in 10 days why they should not be urged to take appropriate action to bring PK Halder back and arrest him.

An HC bench consisting of Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Judge Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo also passed the order, asking the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to submit a report on the latest position of corruption cases against Prashanta Kumar Halder, popularly known. as PK Halder before June 12 of this year.

Confirming the case to the Financial Express, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan, who was also present in court during the hearing, said the HC had asked the ACC to submit the latest business position against PK Halder by the period. .

Earlier, a move had been made to hold a hearing on a rule issued by the High Court about a year and a half ago regarding government action to bring Proshanta Kumar Halder, popularly known as PK Halder, back to the country and to stop it.

Assistant Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik, a concerned state attorney from this HC bench, attended the hearing on behalf of the state.

Earlier on Monday, he also informed the court of PK Halder’s arrest in India and prayed to hold a hearing on the rule issued by the court as Suo Moto (voluntary displacement). Then the court said the rule will come in the court’s Tuesday list of cases for the hearing.

Earlier, the HC bench also asked the defendants what steps were taken to bring Proshanta Kumar Halder to the country and arrest him. The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Secretary of the Home Ministry and the Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka had been asked to comply with the requests within 10 days.

PK Halder was arrested along with an associate last Saturday in West Bengal, India. He was arrested by the Indian Directorate of Law Enforcement, which investigates money laundering and violations of foreign exchange laws.

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