Rassel placed on another day’s remand
A Dhaka court yesterday placed Mohammad Rassel, chief executive officer of Evaly, on a day's remand in a case filed over embezzlement of about Tk 35.85 lakh from a businessman.
The court, however, sent Rassel's wife Shamima Nasrin, also the chairperson of Evaly, 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 a three-day remand in another case filed with Gulshan Police Station.
Dhaka's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haque passed the orders after Investigation Officer Nazmul Huda, also a sub-inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station, produced the couple before it with a seven-day remand prayer for each, said Tapash Kumar Pal, the additional public prosecutor.
The defence, however, submitted a petition seeking bail along with the cancellation of the remand prayer.
On September 17, Kamrul Islam Chokdar, a vendor of Evaly, filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station against the couple and 10 other employees of Evaly over unpaid dues against goods supplied.
The 10 others accused are Evaly vice-president Akash, manager Zahedul Islam Himoy, senior key accounts manager Tanvir Alam, senior executive commercial Jawadul Haque Chowdhury, head of accounts Selim Reza, accounts manager Jubair Al Mahmud and its four staffs – Sohel, Akibur Rahman Turja, Rezowan and Sakib Rahman.
Police are yet to arrest them at the time of filing the report.
On September 16, the Rapid Action Battalion of the police arrested the couple during a raid at their flat in the capital's Mohammadpur after a customer filed a case with Gulshan Police Station over embezzlement of Tk 3.1 lakh.
HUMAN CHAIN DEMANDING RELEASE OF RASSEL, SHAMIMA
Around 100 customers and sellers yesterday formed a human chain in front of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka demanding the immediate release of Rassel and Shamima.
The human chain was jointly organised under the banner of the Bangladesh E-commerce Merchant Association and Bangladesh E-commerce Welfare Association.
The protestors then carried various placards in favour of the release of the couple.
Sakib Hasan, a customer, said that many people gave Evaly a lot of money for products or sold products to it.
They would not get back their money or the products if the top bosses of the company stay behind bars.
"The couple should be released for the great welfare of the sellers and customers soon," he added.