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Ministry for legal actions against Evaly, 9 other e-commerce firms

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Published: 19:38, 14 September 2021   Update: 20:47, 14 September 2021
Ministry for legal actions against Evaly, 9 other e-commerce firms

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The commerce ministry will no longer take any responsibility of Evaly, Eorange and 8 other e-commerce firms as they have grossly violated the laws.

Hafizur Rahman, additional secretary of the commerce ministry, told this to journalists after an inter-ministerial meeting on Tuesday.

“Now law enforcers will take actions against them,” he told reporters.

“The inter-ministerial committee discussed on Tuesday the status of Evaly and other online shopping platforms in the meeting. The management of Evaly is violating laws. We will hand over the matter to the law enforcement agencies to take legal actions,” said Hafizur.

He said the matter has been under the government’s consideration so that the culprits get punished.

Hafizur said the government will take care of the matter so that the customers and merchants can get their products and arrears. He, however, said protecting the interest of the customers (reimbursing them) by the government looked bleak, although he admitted that the concern of the customers was the top priority before the government.

Earlier, the commerce ministry conveyed the home ministry in a memo about Evaly wrong-doings. “We heard that they (home ministry) are brainstorming on Evaly,” he said.

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