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Bangladesh - December 9, 2023

Warrant against 7 including ex-police officer in E-Orange

Chittagong Bureau: Arrest warrants have been issued against seven people including the sacked Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Sheikh Sohel Rana in the e-commerce company e-Orange fraud case. Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Juel Dasher’s court ordered the arrest warrants to be issued on Thursday.
The lawyer of the plaintiff’s side in the case, Advocate Golam Maula Murad, informed this fact. He said, after the long investigation, the PBI filed the charge sheet of the case in the court and after accepting it, the court issued the arrest warrant against seven people, including the original owner of Orange, Sonia Mehjabin.

The arrest warrants in the case are: Orange owner Sonia Mehjabin, her husband Masukur Rahman, former police officer Sheikh Sohel Rana and officials of the institution, Amanullah, Beethi Akhtar, Zaydul Firoz and Nazmul Hasan Russell.
On October 17, 2021, against seven people including the owner of e-commerce company E-Orange, a businessman of Riyazuddin Bazar, Nurul Absar Parvez, filed a complaint in Chittagong.
According to the statement of the case, he owes money to Orange for the purchase of products at various times. Even after the specified time, the company has not supplied any product to him. After receiving the order, Orange authorities assured to supply the products to the customers at different times through Facebook notices. The money has been embezzled. Among them, three people including the plaintiff have collected Tk 11.88 lakh.
E-Orange had filed various charges against the Sohel runner and fled from India to India. Later, on September 3 last year, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) arrested him from Changra Bandha border in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on charges of infiltration. He was jailed for three years in an Indian court. Later on September 5, Dhaka Metropolitan Police informed Sohel of his temporary suspension.
So far, 28 cases have been filed against e-Orange. One is money laundering, two are under the Digital Security Act and the rest are allegation of obtaining funds by deception.

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