PK Haldar jailed for 25 days in India PK Halder Arrest
Collected PK Haldar was arrested from a house in Ashoknagar

PK Haldar jailed for 25 days in India

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 15 Jul 2022, 11:41 pm

Dhaka, July 15: A court in India has sent five people, including PK Haldar, to 25 days of jail custody on charges of smuggling at least Tk 3,600 crore rupees from Bangladesh. He was produced at the special CBI court in Bankshal at 11 am on Friday (July 15). At the end of the hearing, Justice Jiban Kumar Sandhu gave this order. At the same time PK Halder's medical examination has been conducted and the report has been asked to be submitted on the next day of hearing. This news is known from Indian media sources.

Meanwhile, PK Halder did not answer the questions of the journalists while being taken down from the prison van. He was silent at the time. Earlier on Tuesday (July 12) India's Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet against PK Halder in the court. This charge sheet was given about 60 days after the arrest.

ED's lawyer Arijit Chakraborty said that the medical examination of PK Halder in jail custody has been asked to give a report on the next day of hearing. The accused will be produced in court on August 10.

He further said that the information obtained so far has been given in the charge sheet. The initial charge sheet is 100 pages long. However, no new name has been added to it. Apart from this, the further information that can be obtained by further investigation will be made in the supplementary charge sheet.

The ED lawyer said that 41 bank accounts and 18 immovable properties including houses and land have been seized in India so far. The market value of which is approximately five crore taka. These issues are mentioned in the charge sheet.

Earlier, this lawyer said that a total of six accused, including PK Halder, have been charged in the Kolkata court. However, they were not charged under any new section. In the preliminary charge sheet, a charge sheet was submitted against them in the case of 'Prevention of Money Laundering Act-2002'.

The ED said PK and his associates invested in India through several shell companies. About 55 influential Bangladeshi names came up as directors of the company.

However, on the day of the hearing on July 5, the ED said that the names of Bangladeshi influencers discussed in the PK Haldar case will be kept out of the scope of investigation.

The ED lawyer said that the directors of the two companies in question were sleeping partners. We are not making any complaint against them now. On May 14, the ED arrested PK Haldar and his associates in a raid in West Bengal, India.