Dhaka: A court here today placed e-commerce company Evaly Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Rassel on one day fresh remand in another case of money embezzlement.
Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the order as police produced Rassel and his wife and Evaly Chairman Shamima Nasrin before the court after the end of their three-day remand in a money embezzlement case lodged with Gulshan Police Station.
Police after that pleaded for seven-day fresh remand of the couple in another money embezzlement case filed with Dhanmandi Police Station. Defence however, argued for their bail. After hearing both the sides, the court placed Rassel on one day remand, while sending Shamima Nasrin to jail.
Earlier on September 17, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam had placed Rassel and Shamima on three-day remand in the case filed with Gulshan Police Station. One Arif Baker, a customer of Evaly, filed the case with Gulshan Police Station.
Mohammad Rassel and Shamima Nasrin were detained from their Mohammadpur flat in the afternoon on September 16.
According to the case documents, Arif and a couple of his friends ordered some products through the e-commerce platform in the months of May and June. But they didn’t get any product in spite of paying the money in advance. They repeatedly called the Evaly customer care numbers, but they didn’t pay any heed to their calls.
On September 9, they went to the Dhanmandi headquarters of Evaly, where Evaly staff along with its CEO threatened them and said they (victims) would neither get their money, nor the products.