A Chattogram court has sent Hefazat-e-Islam central committee’s former joint secretary general Maulana Muhammad Chhalim Ullah to jail in a case of embezzling Tk 5 crore from hundreds of customers of Ehsan Society, a financial institution.
Judge Kamrun Nahar Rumi of the Chattogram Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court on Sunday afternoon denied bail and ordered to send him to jail.
Sheikh Al Jabed, counsel for the plaintiff in the case, said Chhalim Ullah had applied for bail but the court rejected it and sent him to jail.
According to court sources, Chhalim Ullah, the chief of the Ehsan Society of Nazirhat Municipality in Chattagram’s Fatikchhari, collected almost Tk 5 crore from over 1.5 thousand people in promising huge profits, claiming Ehsan Society as an Islamic Sharia-based interest-free institution.
In September 2018, customer Asaduzzaman filed a case against 11 people including Chhalim Ullah. This year on September 30, the court issued arrest warrants against the accused in this case
Chhalim Ullah and other accused became fugitives after the warrants were issued.
Plaintiff Asaduzzaman alleged that Chhalim Ullah despite being a madrasa teacher, owns numerous luxury residential buildings and real estate in Chattogram, Cox's Bazar and Fatikchhari. Besides, he has huge sums of money in various banks, he added.