The High Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to actor and singer Tahsan Khan for six months in a case filed over fraud and embezzlement associated with their involvement in Evaly, a shuttered e-commerce platform.
The HC bench of justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Khijir Hayat passed the order.
In its observation, the court said that the celebrities need to be more careful before working as a brand ambassador or model of any advertisement as common people follow them and people lost a huge amount of money through investing in Evaly.
Earlier on Wednesday, Tahsan appealed for anticipatory bail in this case.
On December 13, actors Rafiath Rashid Mithila and Shabnam Faria were granted anticipatory bail for eight weeks in the same case.
Tahsan was the goodwill ambassador of Evaly, while Mithila was associated with Evaly as the face of the company’s lifestyle products. Besides, Shabnam Faria joined it as the chief public relations officer.
On December 4, an aggrieved Evaly customer, Saad Sam Rahman, filed the case with Dhanmondi police station against nine people, including Evaly CEO Mohammad Rassel, Chairman Shamima Nasrin, actors Tahsan Khan, Mithila, and Faria.
The other accused in the case are Akash, Arif, Taher and Md Abu Taish Kayes.
Mohammad Rassel and Shamima Nasrin, now behind bars, were also shown arrested in this case.
According to the case, celebrities Tahsan Khan, Rafiath Rashid Mithila and Shabnam Faria were in different positions in Evaly. Because of their presence and their various promotional talks, Saad Sam invested Tk 3,18,000 in Evaly.
The plaintiff alleged that he was deceived because of the promotional talks of these celebrities. – UNB