A group of customers of online shopping platform Eorange.shop demonstrated in Dhaka today, demanding their money back or a clear decision on delivery of the products they ordered.
The protest was held in front of Jatiya Press Club in the capital today.
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During the demo, Eorange customers said they would take to the streets and hold hunger strike from September 20 if the authorities do not take any decision on refund and delivery of the goods by the deadline.
Nearly 200 customers of the online shopping platform took part in the human chain programme, reports our photojournalist from the spot.
Issuing a statement yesterday, the e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) said it recently suspended memberships of four e-commerce firms, including Eorange.shop, for failing to provide satisfactory responses to customer complaints.
Besides, the VAT intelligence directorate yesterday filed a case under the VAT and supplementary duty act against Eorange.shop, alleging value-added tax (VAT) evasion.
On June 8, a team from the directorate conducted a drive at the Gulshan office of Eorange.shop in Dhaka and found evidence of it not paying VAT amounting to Tk 13 lakh.
On August 23, a Dhaka court placed Eorange.shop Chief Executive Officer Md Amanullah Chowdhury and former owners Sonia Mehjabin and her husband Masukur Rahman on a five-day remand in a case.
The trio was arrested on August 17, hours after customers filed the case claiming that Eorange.shop embezzled around Tk 1,100 crore by not giving delivery of their products.