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Travel ban imposed on Evaly MD, chairman

Published : 17 Jul 2021 09:59 PM | Updated : 18 Jul 2021 12:56 AM

A Dhaka court imposed international travel ban on e-commerce site Evaly's Managing Director (MD) Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who is also Chairman of the company.

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Thursday.

However, talking to the reporters, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) Public Prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir disclosed it on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in a statement, Evaly claimed that the news of shutting down its head office and hotline service is false.

The office work is being carried out in the light of the restrictions imposed by the government to deal with the Coronavirus situation, not to close the office of Evaly. 

Only the manpower of the department’s related to the emergency service activities are present in the office and working directly, the statement reads.

Customers are able to avail regular services from Evaly’s website and app platform and Facebook. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without lockdown. At the same time our customer service center’s hotline number is active every day from 8 am to 11 pm, it added.

Earlier on July 9, the ACC barred the top officials of the Evaly from leaving the country. 

On July 7, the Ministry of Commerce asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to file a case against Evaly over the embezzlement of Tk338 crore it owed to merchants, which was taken as an advance from customers.

The ministry also separately wrote to the ACC to initiate legal actions against the online marketplace over the irregularities reported by Bangladesh Bank.