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High Court bars sale or transfer of Evaly assets

The court also issued a ruling, asking authorities why liquidators should not be appointed for Evaly

Update : 22 Sep 2021, 05:44 PM

The High Court has barred controversial e-commerce platform Evaly from selling or transferring its assets during a hearing on a writ petition filed by a customer.

Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar issued the court order on Wednesday in response to a plea filed by Farhad Hossain. 

Hossain had ordered a washing machine from Evaly 10 months ago, but even after paying for the product, he has not received the product yet. 

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Barrister Sayed Mahsib Hossain stood for the petitioner. 

The court has fixed September 30 as the next date of hearing on the issue. It also issued a ruling, asking authorities why liquidators should not be appointed for the company.

Earlier in the day, another customer of Evaly filed a case against its chairperson Shamima Nasrin and her husband and company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Rassel.

One Md Mujahidur Rahman pleaded to accept his case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari after not getting an air-conditioner from the company in spite of paying the full price. Accepting the case, the court asked Dhanmandi police station to file it as a first information report (FIR).

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"The customer paid Tk85,000 long ago to Evaly as payment for a General brand Air-Conditioner. But in spite of paying the price in full, the product was not supplied," public prosecutor Azad Rahman told BSS.

Earlier on September 21, Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque placed Mohammad Rassel on one-day fresh remand and sent Shamima Nasrin to jail in a money embezzlement case lodged with Gulshan police station.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam on September 17 had placed Rassel and Shamima on three-day remand in another case filed with Gulshan police station. One Arif Baker, a customer of Evaly, filed the case.

Rassel and Nasrin were detained from their Mohammadpur flat in the afternoon on September 16.

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