The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested an aide of former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank and International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILSFL) Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder, on allegations of illegal accumulation of wealth.
Following a two-hour interrogation by the ACC investigation team, Shangka Bepari was arrested on Monday from ACC headquarters in the capital's Segunbagicha area, ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said.
He said, "The close aide of PK Halder was arrested in light of the cognisable information we received during his interrogation."
ACC secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Howlader told the media, "We have received intelligence that Shangka has a luxury flat in Dhanmondi area, which he purchased with the money he received from PK Halder."
The ACC can get more information on illegally accumulated assets now that he has been arrested, opined the investigating officer of the case against PK Halder.
The anti-graft body on 8 January 2020 filed a case against PK Halder for accumulation of illegal wealth of around Tk275 crore.
Halder is accused of embezzling Tk1500 crore from the International Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. He has also allegedly embezzled Tk3,500 crore from several other financial agencies.
A Dhaka court subsequently ordered seizure of two Dhanmandi flats and around six acres of land belonging to PK Halder.
As he has not returned home despite having permission from the court, the ACC has sought the support of Interpol to arrest and return absconding fugitive PK Halder.