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7-day remand for Evaly CEO, chairman sought

Published : Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 at 11:59 AM  Count : 271

7-day remand for Evaly CEO, chairman sought

7-day remand for Evaly CEO, chairman sought

A seven-day remand for e-commerce platform Evaly's CEO Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, chairman of the company was sought by police on Tuesday in a case filed with Dhanmondi Police Station.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Dhanmondi Zone) Assistant Commissioner Abdullah Al Masud confirmed the matter.

Dhanmondi Police Station sub inspector Nazmul Huda, who is also the investigating officer of a case filed by a merchant against them, sought their remand to Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

Gulshan Police Station produced them before the court after three days remand in a case filed over allegations of embezzling customers' money.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Mohammad Rassel and Shamima Nasrin on Thursday (September 16) in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station over allegations of embezzling customers' money.

A team from the elite force detained the couple during a raid at their Mohammadpur residence in the capital.

Later, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam sent the couple on a three-day remand on September 18.

On September 14, the Commerce Ministry requested the Home Ministry to take legal actions against Evaly for violations of laws and deceiving customers.

"Evaly violated many provisions of the Penal Code 1860, Digital Security Act and Consumer Rights Protection Act," said Hafizur Rahman, additional secretary of the Commerce Ministry, at a press conference on the day.

Earlier, in two different submissions to the Commerce Ministry, Evaly informed that they owe Tk 311 crore to customers and Tk 206 crore to the merchants.

Evaly realised the money in advance payments by luring people with heavy discounts on products on its site and promising delivery in 7-45 days. Customers, however, are yet to receive the items they ordered.

The refund cheques given to customers bounced because of an insufficient fund in Evaly's bank account.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wrote to several government organisations seeking related documents on Evaly.

Besides, a Dhaka court also imposed a travel ban on Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin from travelling abroad amid an ongoing probe into charges of embezzlement against the e-commerce company.


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