Dhaka: Nearly 50 customers of the controversial e-commerce platform e-Orange protested in front of its office on Wednesday.
Upon hearing the news of the protest, a team from the Gulshan police station went to the spot. Talking to the protesters, the police brought the situation under control.
At that time, the officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station spoke in a video call with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the e-commerce platform.
The chief technology officer of e-Orange then confirmed that their management team will arrange a meeting with the agitating customers on August 16.
Later, police removed the protesters from around 2:30 pm.
On August 7, the e-commerce company urged customers not to listen to rumors of a change in their address and management committee in a Facebook post.
As a result, the protesters gathered in front of the office of the organization at around 9.30 am.
It is learned that an employee of the company opened the door at 10 am today and found the entire office empty.
However, amid fears of a new lockdown amid the country’s growing epidemic, consumers see the e-Orange announcement as a strategy to delay delivery.
Tanvir Kalam, a customer who came to the protest, said, “The e-commerce company was supposed to deliver orders in April last May. But failing that, their authorities started harassing me and giving me excuses for delays.”
Surprisingly, the company has announced a change of ownership. Bithi Akhter was announced as the new owner of the company through a notification on the Facebook page of e-Orange.
There are allegations that the previous owner of the company Sonia Mehzabin has left the country.
Although the government relaxed the ban and allowed all government and private offices to open from August 11, all activities at e-Orange’s Gulshan office remained closed.
By contacting a former employee of e-Orange, the agitating customers may know that the employees of the company have stopped working due to salary stagnation since last month. The employee claimed that he did not know if he had a job or if the ownership of the company had changed.
Earlier, the central bank’s Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) temporarily suspended the use of e-commerce merchants’ cards for transactions on 10 e-commerce sites, including several top banks and a mobile banking service e-Orange.