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High Court seeks all Evaly documents

  • Published at 01:45 pm September 30th, 2021

The court earlier ordered a freeze on sale of assets of the online marketplace

The High Court on Thursday ordered the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) to provide all documents regarding Evaly to the court by October 12.

The High Court bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar gave the order after hearing a petition filed by a consumer named Farhad Hossain on the day.

The writ was filed by the consumer on September 22, and on the very same day, the court imposed a ban on the sale and transfer of properties of Evaly.

According to the petition, after paying full in advance for a washing machine, the consumer did not get his product delivered by Evaly, even after ten months had passed.

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The consumer also claimed that he was repeatedly given false assurance by Evaly officials on the delivery of his product,

Controversial e-commerce platform Evaly, as well as regulatory bodies and relevant stakeholders, have been made the defendants in the writ filed by the consumer.

Apart from Evaly, the other defendants are Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, Directorate of National Consumers' Right Protection, bKash, Nagad, Bangladesh Competition Commission, e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB), Basis, Bangladesh Bank, and Commerce Secretary as defendants.

Evaly has been under the limelight for luring in customers by offering huge discounts on various products, including cars and motorcycles, and did not deliver. It had also not paid its merchants.

An Evaly customer named Arif Baker also brought charges of fraud and issuance of death threats against Rassel and Nasrin in the case filed with the Gulshan police station on September 23.

The duo was arrested from their flat in Mohammadpur after a raid by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members on the same day.

According to the case statement, the plaintiff noticed Evaly’s advertising in May and made orders worth Tk3.1 lakh from the site. The orders have yet to be fulfilled, long after they were made.

After primary interrogation, RAB claimed to quote Rassel and Nasrin, that Evaly owed more than Tk1,000 crore to its customers and suppliers but had only Tk30 lakh in its bank account.

Rassel had planned to enter the stock market after running his company for three years. He also had planned to declare himself bankrupt after failing to repay the debt.