The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested Sukumar Mridha, close associates of Prashanta Kumar Halder, and his daughter Anindita on charges of amassing illegal wealth and money laundering.
A team of anti-graft body led by its deputy director (Investigation) Md Salahuddin arrested them on Thursday noon from the capital’s Segunbagicha area. ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain confirmed the matter to media.
Sukumar Mridha, the owner of Sukumar & Associates, used to file tax returns for PK Halder and his family members. Mridha’s daughter Anindita, one of the directors of Wintel International, borrowed a total of Tk100 crore from FAS Finance and International Leasing. She did not repay the loans.
Previously, ACC had arrested Abontika Boral and Shangka Bepari, two other close associates of PK Halder. PK Halder allegedly laundered over Tk 10,000 crore of four non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) abroad.