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Bangladesh: Customers protest in front of e-Orange office

At that time the traffic on Gulshan 136/137 was immobile. They also staged showdowns on different roads of Gulshan on motorcycles along with the protest procession.

Dhaka — Agitated customers have protested in front of the e-commerce platform e-Orange office at Gulshan in the capital to the National Press Club on Friday. They have taken to the streets to demand refunds for motorcycles or equivalent.

Hundreds of customers began protesting on the street in front of the National Press Club around 12 noon on Friday. Earlier, the customers started a protest procession on the road in front of the office of the e-commerce company in Gulshan around 10:30 am.

At that time the traffic on Gulshan 136/137 was immobile. They also staged showdowns on different roads of Gulshan on motorcycles along with the protest procession.

Outraged customers said they have invested lakhs of takas in e-orange. They are in a state of uncertainty about getting their money back. They also think that the e-Orange e-commerce is cheating the customers by not giving products with the money of millions of customers.

Gulshan Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Hasan said hundreds of customers started protesting on the road in front of the e-commerce site e-Orange office in Gulshan around 12 noon. We explained to them and removed them.

A customer named Taherul Islam filed a case against E-Orange on the night of August 16 alleging fraud.

The day after the case was filed, on August 17, e-Orange owner Sonia Mehjabin and her husband Masukur Rahman came to the court and surrendered through a lawyer and applied for bail.

The court rejected their bail application and ordered them to be sent to jail.

Police arrested Chief Operating Officer Aman Ullah from the Gulshan area on the evening of August 18. At the time, 24 credit cards, Tk16 lakh, and a were seized from him.

On August 19, the police sought for remand of the three. According to the complaint of the case, the plaintiff Taherul paid in advance to e-Orange on April 21 to buy the product.

However, E-Orange did not deliver the product on the scheduled date.

In addition, the outlets are not offering products against the vouchers as they have kept the money of the gift vouchers sold by them.

The plaintiff in the case, Taherul, said, “We are not getting hard-earned money during the corona period, but we are getting new information about the change of ownership of the company.”

Apart from this, the company has deceitfully misappropriated around Tk 11,100 crore from one lakh victims without delivering any product to the victims to date.

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