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2024-06-03 09:20:04 BdST

Evaly's Rassel, Nasrin get one year in jail for cheque fraud

A court has sentenced e-commerce platform Evaly's Chairman Shamima Nasrin and CEO Mohammad Rassel to one year of imprisonment each in a cheque dishonour case, fining them Tk1.8 lakh.

Judge Md Mohiuddin of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court passed the order on Sunday, Assistant Public Prosecutor MS Hosen Shahed said.

"In 2021, the plaintiff, Jasim Uddin Abid, filed a case against Evaly CEO Rassel and Chairman Shamima alleging cheque bounce.

The judge sentenced both of them to imprisonment for one year and imposed a fine equivalent to the amount of the bounced cheque," he added.

Rassel and Shamima were arrested at their residence in the capital’s Mohammadpur on September 16, 2021, in a case over fraud and embezzlement.

Shamima was granted bail in April 2022 while Rassel was released on December 19, 2023.

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