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Corporate - September 22, 2021

Evaly CEO remanded again, wife lands jail

Court Correspondent: A Dhaka Court yesterdayplaced Evaly CEO Mohammad Rassel on a one-day remand in a case filed with Dhanmondi Model Police Station on charge of embezzlement and fraudulence.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque passed the order when police produced him before the court after completion of his three-day remand in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station.
The court also sent his wife Shamima Nasrin, chairman of the company, to jail after expiry of her 3-day remand.
Police produced the duo before the court and sought seven-day remand for each in the case.
On September 17, a case was filed on Friday against 14 people, including Evaly CEO Rassel and his wife on charge of embezzlement and fraudulence.
Mohammad Quamrul Islam, another aggrieved customer and son of Junedul Islam of Old Paltan area, filed the case with Dhanmondi Model Police Station.
Akash, vice president of Evaly, Tanvir Alam, senior accounts manager, Zahedul Islam, manager, Jawadul Haque Chowdhury, senior executive, are among the accused.
Rab personnel arrested Rassel and Nasrin from their Mohammadpur residence on the same day.
Rassel and Shamima were arrested after an aggrieved customer, Arif Baker, lodged a case with Gulshan police station accusing them and few other company executives of embezzlement and fraudulence.
A Dhaka court on Friday placed them on a three-day remand.
Besides, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), an arm of the Bangladesh Bank that specializes in financial crime investigations, directed all the commercial banks and financial institutions through a common letter on August 27 to freeze all the bank accounts operated by top executives of Evaly.
The Directorate of National Consumer Right Protection, a department under the Commerce Ministry, received allegations from consumers about “cheating” by Evaly.
Bangladesh Bank officials said one of the major allegations against Evaly is forcing its consumers to deposit their money in the e-wallet of the firm which was totally illegal.

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