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ED Files Charge Sheet Against Bangladeshi Nationals

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By: Anand Singh
Updated: July 20, 2022 8:13
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NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has filed a charge sheet against several Bangladeshi nationals in connection with money laundering offences connected to the “offences of cross border implication”.

The ED in a statement said that the agency filed a charge sheet on July 11 against Bangladeshi Nationals Proshanta Kumar Halder aka Shib Shankar Halder, Imam Hossain aka Imon Halder, Amana Sultana aka Sharmee Halder, Swapan Maitra aka Swapan Kumar Mistry, Uttam Kumar Mistry aka Uttam Maitra, Pranesh Kumar Halder and others before the Special Court at Calcutta.

The ED alleged that the accused named in the charge sheet were arrested on May 14 this year under the provisions of PMLA. The Court has taken cognizance of the chargesheet, the ED said.

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The ED registered a case as an offence of cross-border implications under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as Proshanta Kumar Halder was found to be accused in a bank fraud case in Bangladesh and has been alleged to have siphoned off money or proceeds of crime outside Bangladesh to various countries.

The financial probe agency said that the probe revealed that the Bangladeshi Nationals were in the possession of both Bangladeshi and Indian passports amongst various other identity documents issued by the government authorities of both India and Bangladesh.

An attachment order has also been issued on July 9 this year for Rs 7.56 crore against the arrested accused persons in the case.

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The attached properties include bungalows, residential flats, shares and cash lying in the bank accounts.

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