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Alesha Mart chairman faces arrest warrant

Staff Correspondent
18 Oct 2022 16:30:13 | Update: 18 Oct 2022 17:02:45
Alesha Mart chairman faces arrest warrant

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Alesha Mart Chairman Manjurul Alam Sikder in two cases filed for dishonoured cheques.

Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order and fixed November 24 for the next hearing on the matter, confirmed the plaintiff’s lawyer Khademul Islam.

Earlier on September 7, Abdullah Al Mamun, a customer of the scam-hit e-commerce platform, filed the cases with the court. It also issued summons against the accused then.

As Manjurul did not appear before the court, a warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday.

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According to the case documents, the plaintiff ordered three motorbikes from the e-commerce site on June 5 and June 7 in 2021 and paid the price given on the site in advance.

But the e-commerce firm failed to supply him with the bikes. Later, the firm gave him two cheques from National Bank Limited for Tk 4.23 lakh.

The plaintiff tried to cash the cheques at Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited Ibrahimpur Branch on June 20, 2022, but both were bounced from the bank.

On July 17, he sent a legal notice to the accused and finally filed the cheque dishonour case.

As per another case document, Abdullah Al Mamun ordered three motorbikes on June 24, 2021, from the e-commerce site, but it failed to supply him with the bikes on fixed dates.

Later they gave him a cheque for Tk 3.52 lakh from Islami Bank Limited.

On July 28, 2022, the plaintiff tried to cash the cheque but it was dishonoured.

On September 3, he sent another legal notice to the accused and filed the case later.