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Munshi: Ministry working to refund Evaly customers’ money

  • Published at 10:57 pm October 25th, 2021
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi
File photo of Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Sources at the ministry said the Bangladesh Bank (BB) has gathered the updated information of Evaly’s accounts with Tk500 crore deposited

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that he got a directive to refund the money of Evaly customers.

The ministry is working to prepare a guideline and checking the information of customers, and the legal procedure is underway in this regard, he told reporters on Monday.

The minister was talking to the journalists after a high-level meeting of the committee formed by the government to monitor e-commerce activities.

Sources at the ministry said the Bangladesh Bank (BB) has gathered the updated information of Evaly’s accounts with Tk500 crore deposited.

Of the amount, the central bank also got information of customers involving Tk214 crore paid to Evaly from July 1, 2021 to end the operation of its business.

The central cannot gather the information of the remaining of Tk286 crore paid to the Evaly, according to the sources. 

Regarding Destiny and Jubok, the minister said: “Both the organisations have some assets and we can return at least half of money of their customers if the assets could be sold legally.”

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Private Sector Investment Salman Fazlur Rahman, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak and representatives of the ministries concerned and agencies were present at the meeting.

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