Inter-ministerial committee recommends legal action against Evali

Staff Reporter: An inter-ministerial committee set up under the Commerce Ministry has recommended legal action against Evali, a controversial e-commerce platform, for violating the law. Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce Hafizur Rahman said this at a press conference at the Secretariat on Tuesday afternoon.

Hafizur Rahman, additional secretary in the commerce ministry, said at the moment they have only recommended action against Evali. After receiving the report of Bangladesh Bank, the same action will be taken against the remaining 9 e-commerce platforms. Ten companies, including Evali, have violated the Digital Security Act, the Consumer Rights Act and the Penal Code.

“Some issues including Evali, Orange, Dhamaka have been discussed. They have broken the law. We will hand it over to the law enforcement agencies to take action in this regard. We have already written to the Home Ministry about Evali. I know they are working on it. ”

He said at the moment they have only recommended action against Evali. After receiving the report of Bangladesh Bank, the same action will be taken against the remaining 9 e-commerce platforms.

At the press conference, Hafizur Rahman said, “We cannot give any guarantee to give protection to the people. However, the government will try to understand the customer’s debt or product. The same is true of merchants. But if Evali smuggled the money or the money could not be recovered, then maybe the matter will be difficult. However, we will give priority to the interests of the customers. We are considering punishing the perpetrators. ”

Recalling Bangladesh Bank’s recommendation to audit the finances of e-commerce companies through third-party audit firms, Hafizur Rahman said, “We will see if any ministry can conduct such audits in this way.” There are some legal issues here. We will audit if we can. ”

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sent letters to several government agencies seeking relevant documents on Evali. The court also barred Evali chairman Shamima Nasrin and her husband and company managing director Mohammad Russell from leaving the country as fraud or embezzlement investigations were ongoing.


Source: Daily StockBangladesh by www.dailystockbangladesh.com.

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