Founder of e-commerce platform Evaly Mohammad Rassel has been granted bail in nine cases filed over cheque fraudulence.
He, however, cannot walk out of jail as there are still a few more cases pending against him, his lawyer Ahsan Habib said after the bail granted by different courts on Thursday.
Asked about other cases against Rassel, Evaly managing director and chief executive officer, he said, “There’re many cases. New cases are being filed every now and then. I can’t tell you the exact number at the moment.”
Evaly gained prominence with its lucrative offers on home appliances, TV, refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines, motorcycles and other products.
Many customers capitalised on Evaly’s generous discounts of up to 50 percent 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.
Later, thousands of complaints were filed against Evaly for its failure to deliver products or refund customers for months despite taking advance payments.
Rapid Action Battalion arrested Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, Evaly’s chairman, on September 16 last year in a case filed by a customer. They were later placed on remand for questioning.