The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested three more accomplices of fugitive former managing director (MD) of International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL) Prashant Kumar (PK) Halder on charges of laundering several crores of money.
The three are former acting MD Syed Abed Hasan, Vice President Nahida Runai and Senior Manager Rafsan Riyad Chowdhury of the company.
A team led by ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan arrested them in Motijheel on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed Commission Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya on Tuesday.
Pranab Kumar added that they were arrested in January as they were accused in a case filed by the ACC. The lawsuit alleged that they had cooperated in providing loans in the name of fake companies.
The beneficiaries of the loan withdrew the money and laundered it abroad through various companies and individuals.
In January, the ACC filed five cases against 31 people for embezzling Tk351 crore in five cases of fraud. Former chairman of People's Leasing and Financial Services Limited Ujjwal Kumar Nandi and former ILFSL MD Rashedul Haque have already been arrested in the case.
The ACC director produced the three before the court. The court granted five-day remand for each of them.