Staff Reporter: The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered to freeze of the shares of all the companies in the name of PK Haldar, who was arrested in India while embezzling several thousand crores of taka.
The Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL), the custodian of all shares in Bangladesh, issued the directive in a letter on Thursday.
It said there was a court order to freeze PK Haldar’s shares in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). According to him, “shares of PK Haldar’s movable assets company” should be blocked.
Following the ACC’s application, the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge and the Metropolitan Senior Special Judge’s Court on April 13 issued an order to block or freeze PK Haldar’s movable assets.
Prashant Kumar Haldar (PK Haldar), who fled abroad two years ago after a scandal, was caught on May 14 in West Bengal, India.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), India’s financial investigative body, also found illegal assets of him and his associates.
PK Haldar, Managing Director, NRB Global Bank, held the same position at Reliance Finance Limited.
Apart from this, there are allegations that he opened various financial institutions anonymously and looted thousands of crores of rupees.
The ACC is investigating allegations of embezzlement of more than TK 10,000 crore against him. Of this, data worth TK 6,080 crore has been found. The ACC has confiscated the money in various banks in the country.