PK Halder remanded for 3 days

PK Halder remanded for 3 days


Published: 13:08 15 May 2022   Updated: 14:39 15 May 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

An Indian court has granted a three-day remand to Prashanta Kumar Halder, also known as PK Haldar, former MD of NRB Global Bank who is accused in a huge bank money defrauding case. 

He was produced before India's Barasat court on Sunday, then the judge directed to take him into Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till May 17 for investigation.

India's Enforcement Directorate, which probes money laundering and foreign exchange rules violation cases, arrested PK Haldar on Saturday from Ashoknagar in West Bengal's Kolkata at the request of Bangladesh. Six people, including PK Haldar's wife and brother Pranesh Haldar, were also arrested at the time. 

Earlier, the directorate is carrying out search operations on different premises linked to Halder, Pritish Kumar Halder, Pranesh Kumar Halder and their associates across the state of West Bengal.

PK Halder has been posing himself as an Indian citizen named Shibshankar Halder after having managed to fraudulently obtain the government Ration Card, Indian Voter ID card, PAN and Aadhar card, said the statement.

There are similar allegations against PK Halder's associates, it added. 

In cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), PK Halder is accused of swindling multiple non-banking financial institutions out of more than Tk 2,500 crore.