PBI directed to investigate and submit report by November 23
Another case has been filed against 10 officials of Evaly, including Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, chairman of the e-commerce platform, on charges of embezzling Tk11.21 lakh.
Abu Hasan Jony, an official of Bangladesh Krishi Bank, on Monday filed the case under Sections 420, 406, and 34 of the Penal Code with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.
The other accused in the case are Evaly Vice Presidents Ahamed Zahid and Mehedi Hasan, co-founder Md Atiar Rahman, Executive Directors Arifullah Khan and Ashosan Chowdhury, Director Feroz Hossain, Head of Commercial Sazzad Alam, and Chief Operating Officer Tarikul Kamrul.
After recording the statement of the complainant, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masudur Rahman directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the allegation and submit a report by November 23, according to Md Shoriful Islam, the complainant’s lawyer.
According to the case, the complainant paid Tk11.21 lakh to Evaly to buy products, but the e-commerce company did not deliver the products and embezzled the money.
Rassel and Nasrin were arrested in another case on September 16, after allegations of fraud and embezzlement were made against Evaly in light of the company’s failure to deliver products.
The couple have already spent multiple days in police remand in two cases filed with Gulshan police. They have been accused in a number of cases around the country since the allegations against them surfaced.
Earlier this month, the Commerce Ministry had asked the Home Ministry to take legal action against Evaly for violating laws and deceiving customers.
The company had informed the Commerce Ministry that it owed Tk311 crore to customers and Tk206 crore to merchants. However, following his arrest, Rassel told RAB that Evaly owed over Tk1,000 crore to customers and merchants.