Evaly MD Rassel, wife arrested

Staff Reporter Dhaka
Published: 16 September 2021, 05:01 PM | Updated: 17 September 2021, 02:20 PM
Evaly MD Rassel, wife arrested

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested Evaly's Managing Director Md Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, also chairman of the e-commerce platform.

They were nabbed from their Mohammadpur residence in the capital on Thursday afternoon in a fraud case, a responsible official of RAB confirmed to Jago News.

More details in this regard will be informed later, the official said.

Earlier on Wednesday night, a man lodged the case against Rassel and Nasrin with Gulshan Police Station accusing them of swindling money.

On Tuesday, an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Committee Ministry recommended taking legal action against Evaly facing allegations of irregularities.

On July 17, a Dhaka court issued an overseas travel ban on the couple after the Anti-Corruption Commission had filed a petition to bar them from leaving the country as part of its probe into the e-commerce platform's alleged cheating with customers. 

On August 27, 2020, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank directed the banks concerned to freeze accounts of Evaly, Rassel, and Nasrin.