The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain why the owners of e-commerce company Dalalplus should not be directed to return Tk 1.39 crore to 41 customers.
Secretaries to the Commerce Ministry, Finance Ministry, Post and Telecommunications Ministry, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh Bank Governor and 16 accused including Dalalplus authorities have been made respondent to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.
The HC bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order after hearing a writ petition.
Advocate Humayun Kabir Pallab stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Arbind Kumar Roy represented the state.
On June 28, Supreme Court lawyer Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab filed a writ petition seeking Tk 1.39 crore back to 41 customers of e-commerce company Dalalplus.
The writ petition also sought necessary steps against the irregularities of Dalalplus.
41 customers of Dalalplus including Morshed Noman paid money for purchasing their respective products in May, June and July and still they failed to receive their products.
Later, they filed a writ petition against the e-commerce company.
They are also involved in collecting several crores of money from the customer by publishing advertisements. Without providing products, the company embezzled the money of customers.