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E-Cab leaders cannot avoid liability for anarchy in e-commerce

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Update: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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E-Cab leaders cannot avoid liability for anarchy in e-commerce

The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Subscribers Association has commented that anarchy has prevailed in the e-commerce sector for the last two years. The organization says that in recent times, the news of cheating with customers of numerous companies including Evali, E-Orange, Dhamaka, Alesha Mart has been widely circulated in the media. Consumers have taken to the streets against these institutions. Customers also came to the house of influencer Mashrafe bin Mortuza and raised their problems. In the meantime, the law enforcement agencies have arrested and remanded the leaders of several organizations.

This was stated in a press statement sent by the president of the association Mohiuddin Ahmed through the media on Tuesday (August 24).

At present, the annual turnover in the e-commerce sector is about বিল 3.5 billion, the statement said. F-Commerce has a turnover of about 3.2 billion dollars in 2020. Those who are leading in this sector with huge potential in Bangladesh are only engaged in lobbying in the ministry. We have learned through various channels that e-commerce companies have already received around Rs 900 crore from the government. Besides, a huge amount of money has to be paid from the members of this organization. Moreover, they nominate members based on the activities of the registered organizations. But how they took MLM companies as members and engaged in various kinds of litigation and lobbying on their behalf. We do not think that the executives of the leading companies can be acquitted in any way as they have not been able to address the legitimate demands of the customers by cooperating with the law enforcement agencies to stop the activities of the unethical trading companies and arrest their executives.

“We call on the government and law enforcement to hold accountable the actions and responsibilities of the e-commerce leaders.” I urge the customers to pay their dues from the funds of the leading organization if necessary. Victims of e-commerce sector are protesting on the streets, we are expressing solidarity with them. When many big investors are interested in investing in this sector, such anarchy is not desirable at all. I am seeking the intervention of the highest echelons of the government in this regard.

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