Court orders to grill Evaly's Rassel at jail gate

Staff Reporter Dhaka
Published: 23 September 2021, 04:12 PM
Court orders to grill Evaly's Rassel at jail gate
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A court in Dhaka on Thursday ordered police to interrogate Evaly's Managing Director Md Rassel at jail gate for a day in a fraud case filed with the capital's Dhanmondi Police Station.

Dhaka's Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the order after police had produced him before the court following the completion of a one-day remand in the same case.

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested the couple from their Mohammadpur residence in the capital on Thursday.

Shortly after midnight on Thursday, a man named Arif Baker lodged the case against Rassel and his wife with Gulshan Police Station accusing them of cheating him.

The arrest came two days after an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Committee Ministry had recommended taking legal action against Evaly amid allegations of its 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 company's alleged cheating with customers. 

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