Evaly CEO Rassel remanded again; chairman Shamima sent to jail
A Dhaka court today placed Mohammad Rassel, founder and CEO of Evaly, on a one-day remand in a case filed over embezzlement of around Tk 35.85 lakh from a businessman.
The court, however, sent Rassel's wife and also the chairman of Evaly, Shamima Nasrin, to jail after rejecting both the remand and bail prayers for her in the case.
The couple was produced before the court on completion of their three-day remand in another case filed with Gulshan Police Station over embezzlement of Tk 3,10,597 from a customer.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haque passed the orders after Nazmul Huda, a Sub-Inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced the couple before it with a seven-day remand prayer for each.
In the remand prayer, the couple, in collusion with other accused, bought various products worth Tk 35,85,542 from four companies. But they did not pay the money even the complainant asked for it several times.
So, the couple need to be remanded to gather information about their failure to pay the money.
Defence, however, submitted a petition seeking bail along with cancellation of the remand prayer, saying that their clients have failed to sell the products bought from the complainant and could not clear the payment timely due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Upon the hearing, the magistrate turned down the defence plea and placed Rassel on remand and also sent Shamima to jail after rejecting the remand and bail petitions.
On September 17, Kamrul Islam Chokdar, a businessman filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station against the couple and 10 other employees of the Evaly.
Rab arrested the couple on September 16 during a raid at their flat in the capital's Mohammadpur after a customer filed a case with Gulshan Police Station over embezzlement.