PK Halder’s ‘girlfriend’ arrested

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a ‘girlfriend’ of former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance PK Halder in connection with embezzling and laundering money.

A team of the national anti-graft body, led by Deputy Director M Salauddin, picked Abantika Boral up from Dhanmondi area on Wednesday.

Earlier on January 8, the Interpol issued a red alert against PK Halder who was facing charges of misappropriating Tk 10,000 crore taken from different financial institutions against companies owned by him and members of his family.

The alert was issued following a request made by Bangladesh Police.

On January 5, the High Court slapped a travel ban on 25 people, including PK Halder’s mother Lilaboti Halder, in connection with embezzling and laundering money.

On December 1 last, a Dhaka court issued a warrant for his arrest following a petition filed by the ACC.

On October 21, the High Court directed law enforcement agencies to arrest alleged money launderer PK Halder on his return from abroad.

The government had issued a travel ban on him on October 3 last year but he managed to go abroad.