Dhaka — The Bangladesh Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has suspended transactions in all bank accounts of e-commerce company E-Orange and its chairman Sonia Mehjabin on allegations of embezzlement.
As a result, it will not be possible to withdraw money from Mehjabin’s own and the company’s account for the next one month. On Sunday, BFIU sent a letter to the managing directors and chief executives of all scheduled banks in the country with instructions in this regard.
The Financial Intelligence Unit issued the directive under Section 23 (1) (ga) of the Money Laundering Prevention Act. Earlier, Saiful Khan, a resident of the Kaptanbazar area of Cumilla Nagar, filed a case against e-commerce company E-Orange in Comilla No. 1 Court on Sunday afternoon for embezzling Tk3 crore 96 lakh 81 thousand 311 from a customer.
Narail Awami League MP and former national cricket team captain Mashrafe bin Murtaza and five others from E-Orange have been named as defendants in the case.
The court judge directed Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Masudur Rahman to take cognizance of the case and submit an investigation report to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) by November 16.
Saiful Khan, the plaintiff in the case, mentioned in the statement that 39 customers paid Tk3 crore 96 lakh 81 thousand 311 to e-Orange on different dates to buy various products including motorcycles. But the company did not deliver the goods on the due date.