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Evaly Scam

Tahsan, Mithila, Faria could be arrested anytime

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Tahsan, Mithila, Faria could be arrested anytime

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Noted film stars Tahsan Khan, Rafiath Rashid Mithila and Shabnam Faria could be arrested anytime as a customer of online marketplace Evaly filed a case against them.

“They are now under close watch and likely to be arrested anytime,” Deputy Commissioner Sajjadur Rahman of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Ramna Division told the media on Friday.

One Saad Sam Rahman filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station on December 4 accusing these noted celebrities and six others of embezzling Tk3.18 lakh. Tahsan was the Chief Goodwill Officer of Evaly while Mithila was the face of the company's lifestyle products. Sabnam was the Head of PR, Media, and Communication at Evaly.

The embattled e-commerce platform’s managing director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who served as the chairman of Evaly, have been also named in the case, investigating officer Sub-inspector Md Rajib Hossain told the media on Thursday.

The plaintiff claimed that he had ordered products worth hundreds of thousands taka from Evaly and the products were never delivered to him.

Charges of aiding and abetting fraud have been brought against actors in the case.

“Evaly founder Rassel and chairman Shamima have been formally arrested in the case. We have opened an investigation. Legal actions will be taken against other persons if their involvement is found,” said Sub-Inspector Rajib, the investigating officer.

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Rassel and Shamima in September this year in connection with a lawsuit filed by a customer alleging fraud. They have been behind the bars since then.

Evaly became popular among a section of customers with lucrative offers on home appliances, TV, refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines, motorcycles and other products.

Many of them took up to half price discounts as an opportunity to do business by reselling the products. They invested in reselling products purchased from Evaly by borrowing hundreds of thousands of taka or selling land and gold ornaments.