Many e-commerce companies are not able to offer products with money from customers. Many of the owners of the companies are fugitives, while others are being held by law enforcement. In such a situation, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has summoned the bank accounts of 24 e-commerce companies. The BFIU has recently sent a letter to the Banking and Financial Institutions Department asking for the details of the accounts of these institutions, who deposited the money and who withdrew it. BFIU officials said they had been called to account for the demands of law enforcement agencies.
The e-commerce organizations that have requested bank account information include Daraj, Priyashop, Ames BD, Infinity Marketing, Annex World, Walmart, Bright Cash, Akash Neel, Gazette Mart.com, Bari Shop.com, Tiktiki, Shopup e Loan, Swadhin. , Best.com, Alif World, Bangladesh Deal, Symbol of Confidence, Ishop India, BD Like, Santoon, Chalantika, Supam Product and New Navana.
A few other e-commerce companies, including Evali, came up with offers to sell products at unusual discounts. Law enforcement agencies launched operations against several e-commerce companies for embezzling funds and failing to deliver goods on time.
Evali’s managing director has already been arrested in that operation. Russell; His wife and chairman of the organization Shamima Nasrin; Sonia Mehzabin, owner of E-Orange; SPC World Managing Director and CEO (CEO) said. Al Amin; His wife and director of the company Sharmeen Akhter; Ripon Mia, CEO of QCom and Saiful Islam, Director of Ring ID.
Among the e-commerce companies, three against Evali, two against Ring ID, nine against e-Orange, three against Dhamakar, five against 24 Ticket, five against Easy Life, four against SPC World Limited, one against Sirajganj Shop, one against Cucom, three against safe. There is one case against Shop, one against Rapid Cash, one against Thale and Ucom.com.
The report was not submitted to the court on Tuesday as per the order of the High Court on the management and steps taken by the e-commerce company. In this context, the court said to the state, “They will not respond after the notice is issued, what is this?” You communicate with everyone. Send e-mail from your office.
Talked to the Attorney General. The Ministry of Commerce needs more compliance (report) than the National Board of Revenue. But we will not tolerate these.
Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md. The High Court bench comprising Mostafizur Rahman said this at the hearing. The court has set November 23 as the next day to submit the report.
The High Court on September 28 ordered a preliminary hearing of three separate writ petitions seeking directions to take necessary steps to protect the rights and interests of consumers on digital or e-commerce platforms. The National Board of Revenue has been asked to submit a written report stating whether the e-commerce entity is charged any VAT at all and whether there is any policy on VAT collection. In the interest of the e-commerce sector, it was also asked to inform in writing about the terms of reference of the 16-member technical committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce. The court also asked the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to take action on allegations of money laundering and money laundering from e-commerce companies. The hearing was adjourned till November 8. Following this, the matter came up for hearing today.
Initially, the court said that compliance (report) is to be given, has a notice been issued against them? Lawyer Shishir Monir said the notice was issued. At the time, Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar said the report was due on November 8.