The court has ordered to send Manzoor Alam Shikder, chairman of e-commerce company Alesha Mart, to jail in the check fraud case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Farzana Shakila Sumu Chowdhury ordered to send him to jail on Sunday.
Banani Thana police arrested Manzoor last Saturday night in the case of more than 100 frauds committed by customers of Alesha Mart. On Sunday morning, he was produced in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on the warrant of 9 cases of Gulshan. He had no lawyer in court. The court then ordered him to be sent to jail.
In the afternoon, DMP’s Gulshan Division Deputy Police Commissioner (DC) Rifat Rahman Shamim told reporters that there is a case against Manzoor under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The plaintiff in this case is the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police. There are hundreds of warrants against him.
According to CID information, Alesha Mart received registration from Directorate of Joint Venture Companies and Firms on July 26, 2020. The company took trade license from North City Corporation of Dhaka on November 10, 2020. Alesha Mart’s journey officially started on January 7, 2021.
The complaint against the company was that advance money was taken from the customers for supplying various electronic products including motorcycles at a low price. Later, without giving the product or returning the money, the company was smuggling money under the cover of e-commerce business.