PK Halder went into hiding after allegedly embezzling a huge amount of money from various financial institutions
A letter has been sent to Interpol to issue a red alert against Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder - the alleged mastermind behind one of the biggest financial scams in Bangladesh's history.
The information was given by the police headquarters on Tuesday around 12pm, reports Somoy News.
Earlier on Monday morning, the court remanded Shangka Bepari, a close associate of PK Haldar, for three days.
ACC secretary Dr Md Anwar Hossain Howlader said that there was an interrogation about how and why PK Haldar's flat was named after Shangka Bepari.
However, during the interrogation, it is believed that PK Haldar may have more such assets.
PK Halder went into hiding after allegedly embezzling a huge amount of money from various financial institutions.
Even though he wanted to return to the country, on the condition of returning the money, he did not return saying he was ill after the HC ordered his arrest.
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.