During primary interrogation, Ripon Miah admitted to not delivering products worth Tk250 crore despite taking money in advance
A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed Qcoom owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ripon Miah on a one-day remand in a fraud case filed with Tejgaon Industrial Area police station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shohidul Islam passed the order as police produced Ripon before the court and pleaded to place him on a five-day remand in the case.
Earlier on October 4, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asheq Imam placed Ripon Miah on a two-day remand in another case lodged under the Digital Security Act for embezzling money through online fraudulence.
A customer of Qcoom had filed the case and the Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Ripon in Motijheel area on October 3.
Ripon in the primary interrogation confessed to not delivering goods worth around Tk250 crore in spite of taking the money in advance.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner AKM Hafiz Akter at a press briefing on October 4 said because of the Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the government, people got attracted to online shopping and different ecommerce platforms and Qcoom used this in their favour.
"They declared different offers and discounts, alluring unsuspecting customers to pay huge sums of money in advance to get products at a comparatively low price," he said.