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3 including Dhamaka COO Sirajul arrested

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:11 AM, 29 September 2021   Updated: 07:43 PM, 29 September 2021

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The members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested three people including Sirajul Islam Rana -COO (Chief Operating Officer) of e-commerce site Dhamaka Shopping - on charges of fraud and embezzlement of money.

They were arrested from different parts of the country on Tuesday night. RAB's Media Wing and Legal Wing Assistant Director ASP Imran Khan confirmed the matter to the media on Wednesday morning.

Earlier on September 23, Md Shamim Khan - a resident of North Auchpara in Tongi - filed a lawsuit against 11 people including the three arrestees with the Tongi West Police Station.  

The accused in the case are - Managing Director of the company SMD Jasimuddin Chishti, 57, Chairman Dr M Ali alias Mojtaba Ali, 60, COO Sirajul Islam Rana, Chief Business Officer DMD Devkar Dey Shuvo, 32, Nazim Uddin Asif, 27, AGM Head of Accounts Safwan Ahmed, 41, Deputy Manager Amirul Hossain, 48, Asif Chishti, 27, System Category Head Imtiaz Hasan, 35, Vice President Ibrahim Swapan, 35, and Deputy Managing Director Nirodh Baran Roy, 45.

According to the case statement, the plaintiff had ordered products worth Tk 11.55 lakh from Dhamaka after seeing lucrative offers on its website on March 20. Although he paid the money in favor of the company through 64 invoices, he did not get the products within the stipulated time.

When he contacted the helpline 50 days later, he was told to wait. After waiting for a month, he was given two cheques of Tk11.55 lakh through South East Bank signed by the Managing Director and Director Operations of the organization. When he went to withdraw the money with the cheques, the bank authorities said there was no money in the account.

On August 5, when the plaintiff meet the company's COO (the 3rd accused in the case) MD Sirajul Islam Rana, he threatened him. Later on September 5, he again visit the office and saw that the office was locked.