Tahtheera Sultana of DOT
 Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said there was no evidence that the e-commerce platform Evaly had taken advance money from customers and suppliers. He said this in an interview given to BBC Bangla recently.
He said, ‘The total amount they have taken from people and the amount they have taken from their suppliers is more than tk 300 crore. But the initial investigation did not find the existence of that money. Bangladesh Bank and other institutions conducted investigations against them after allegations were made. At the end of the investigation, very little money was taken from customers and suppliers. That is why the question is, how will they repay this huge debt?’ reports BD Pratidin.
A Dhaka court has barred online marketplace Evaly’s Chairman Shamima Nasrin and Managing Director (MD) Mohammad Rassel from travelling abroad. Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Thursday, said ACC Public Prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir yesterday, reports The Business Standard.
Earlier on 9 July, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had banned the top officials of Evaly from leaving the country as part of an investigation into allegations of embezzlement and smuggling of Tk 338.62 crore, reports Observer BD and RTV.