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‘Fraudulent e-commerce platforms to face music’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘Fraudulent e-commerce platforms to face music’

Authorities of the e-commerce platforms which are involved in deceiving customers like Evaly and E-orange will be brought to book.

Additional Commissioner (DB) AKM Hafiz Akhter made the warning at a press briefing in the capital on Saturday.

“Like Evaly and E-orange, there are many other e-commerce sites cheating customers. They attract customers to discount offers on their products. They take money from customers, but don’t deliver products,” he said.

“The DMP is carrying out investigation into the allegations against these e-commerce platforms. After investigation, legal action will be taken against the authorities of the sites,” he said. The officer thinks that the arrests of the authorities of the sites will trim down the fraudulence.

In the briefing, the chief of the DB units under the DMP revealed that they arrested two youths who attacked Saiful Islam, general secretary of Khilgaon Thana’s Ward No. 2 Unit of Jubo League.

A team of Motijheel DB Division held the duo —Moniruzzaman Sumon and Mohammad Emon — at Amratali of Barura upazila in Cumilla on Friday.

Two pistols and three rounds of bullet were seized from their possession.

Hafiz Akhter said that on the evening of May 15, Sumon and his accomplices fired bullets at Saiful in front of Raymond Tailors under Khilgaon Flyover at Sabujbagh in the capital in an attempt to kill him.

The bullet-wounded Jubo League leader got on an auto-rickshaw and went to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he received treatment and got recovered, he said.

On May 16, the victim’s wife filed a case, mentioning names of nine men and three to four unknown other persons with Sabujbagh Police Station, the police officer said, adding that Saiful had a conflict with Sumon, Kotchi, Ripon, Emon and others.

On the day of the incident, the accused gathered the spot and Ripon and Sumon fired three bullets at the Jubo League leader to kill him to dominate supremacy in the area.

In the same press briefing, the additional commissioner informed that they arrested three cheats — Kabir Hossain, Shamsul Kabir and Yassen Ali — from Kalyanpur area in the capital on Friday.

They embezzled a big amount of money from job and fortune seekers in the name of giving them jobs at home and abroad.

Members of Lalbagh DB Division arrested them and seized 257 bank cheque books, 234 debit cards, eight mobiles and 11 SIMs from them.

The arrestees were the members of an organised gang which made friendship with youths through social media sites and allured them of giving jobs in Bangladesh and foreign countries.

They took money from many people and betrayed them. They earned Tk 10-15 lakh every day.