Three people, including Masukur Rahman and his wife Sonia Mehjabin — former owners of e-commerce platform E-orange — were shown arrested today in another case filed with Gulshan Police Station for embezzling around Tk 76.41 lakh.
The other accused is Aman Ullah Chowdhury, chief executive officer of E-orange.
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Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate, Rajesh Chowdhury, passed the order after Md Zakir Hossain, a sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station and investigation officer of the case, submitted an application seeking permission for showing them arrested in the case, court sources said.
Masukur and Sonia, brother-in-law and sister of suspended Inspector Sheikh Sohel Rana of Banani Police Station, were sent to jail on August 17 after surrendering before another Dhaka court in connection to a different case filed with the same police station over embezzling around Tk 1,100 crore from customers.
On September 3, Sohel Rana was detained by India’s Border Security Force.
Aman Ullah was arrested in connection with the same case.
On August 31, Ishtiaque Hossain Titu, a customer of E-orange, filed a case with a Dhaka court against Sohel Rana and nine others for their alleged involvement in misappropriating Tk 76,41,102 from investors.
Sohel Rana’s wife, Naznin Nahar Bithi, along with Kamrul Hasan, Abdul Kader, Nur Jahan Islam Sonia, and Rubel Khan were also accused, among others.
After the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan directed the officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station to register it as a regular case.
After receiving the court order, Gulshan Police recorded it as a regular case on September 7.
Masukur, Sonia, and Aman Ullah were earlier shown accused in two more fraud cases filed with Gulshan and Kotwali police stations.
Earlier, all three were placed on different terms of remand in two cases filed by Gulshan and Kotwali police stations.