A case has been filed against ecommerce platform Evaly’s Chairman Shamima Nasrin and CEO Mohammad Rassel in Chittagong on charges of embezzlement and fraudulence.
Chowdhury Naeem Sarwar, a businessman of the city’s Chawkbazar, filed the case in the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Jewel Deb on Tuesday.
The court also summoned the accused after accepting the case, said plaintiff’s lawyer Advocate Abul Hasnat.
According to the case statement, the plaintiff was impressed by the advertisement of Evaly and ordered a motorcycle worth Tk1,60,000. But no motorcycle was delivered to him. A check was later issued from Evaly’s office which was dishonoured later.
On December 15 last year, another businessman from Chittagong filed two cases against the Evaly CEO and chairman in the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Saddam Hossain over cheque fraud.
On April 6, Rassel’s wife Shamima Nasrin, chairperson of Evaly, walked out of Kashimpur Women’s Central Jail after the court granted them both bail in six other cases on condition of settling the cases with the plaintiffs in different times.
Rassel and Shamima were arrested in a raid on their house in the capital’s Mohammadpur area on September 16, 2021.
The owners of Evaly were allegedly involved in embezzlement of several hundred crores of taka. They were arrested after a victim filed a case against them.
Arif Baker lodged a case at Gulshan police station accusing the couple of stealing customers’ money and fraudulence.
The couple was later sent to jail.