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Evaly boss Rassel, wife placed on 3-day remand

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2021-09-17 15:12:12 BdST

Police have been granted three days to question in custody Mohammad Rassel, managing director of Evaly, and his wife Shamima Nasrin in a case involving charges of fraud.

Dhaka's Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam issued the order in response to the police's petition for a 10-day remand on Friday.

Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu presented the remand plea on behalf of the police. Lawyers Moniruzzaman Asad and ZR Khan Robin represented Rassel and Shamima, also the chairman of the company, but their plea for bail was unsuccessful.

RAB arrested Rassel and Shamima Nasrin, also the chairman of the company, on Thursday in connection with a lawsuit filed by a customer alleging fraud. They were later interrogated at the RAB headquarters.

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Arif Baker, the accuser, filed the case claiming that he saw Evaly’s advertising and made orders worth Tk 310,000 from the site. The orders have yet to be fulfilled, long after they were made.

Baker contacted the Evaly offices and its CEO over the purchases and he responded with death threats, “frightening” the man, according to the police.