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Evaly CEO Rassel put on remand again

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  • 22 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Evaly CEO Rassel put on remand again

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed Evaly founder and CEO Mohammad Rassel on a one-day remand in a case filed with Dhanmondi Police Station on charges of embezzling money.

The court, however, sent Evaly Chairperson Shamima Nasrin, also wife of Rassel, to jail rejecting her remand petition in the same case.

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the order when Sub-inspector Nazmul Huda, also investigating officer of the case, produced the couple before the court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation. Earlier in the day, police produced the couple before the court on completion of their three-day remand in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station.

Defence lawyers submitted bail petitions before the court but the court rejected the pleas after hearing.

According to the case, Kamrul Islam Chakdar, who had supplied goods worth Tk 36 lakh to the infamous e-commerce platform, was yet to be repaid, for which he filed an embezzlement case with the Dhanmondi Police Station, against the accused on Saturday.

Evaly did not pay his dues till January and then gave a cheque in May dated June 30, that bounced because of insufficient funds in those accounts. Kamrul also claimed he had also received threats from Evaly officials.

RAB arrested Rassel and his wife Shamima during a raid at their flat in Dhaka's Mohammadpur on Thursday after a customer filed an embezzlement case with Gulshan Police Station.