Published:  03:21 AM, 14 October 2021

'AL men' behind e-commerce scams: BNP

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the 'ruling party men' are involved in swindling money from online shoppers in the name of e-commerce.

"Huge money has been swindled from people in the name of e-commerce. Who're the looters in e-commerce? Who're pampering the looters and who're giving them protection? The ruling party men are involved in it,"BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, UNB reports. The BNP leader made the allegation while speaking at a discussion arranged by Afsar Ahmed Siddiqui Smrity Foundation at Dhaka Reporters' Unity marking the 20th death anniversary of former BNP leader Afsar Ahmed Siddiqui.

Stating that he 'saw the photograph of a CEO of an e-commerce company with the Prime Minister', Fakhrul said some people are cutting deep into the pockets of people and plunder money with the 'patronage of the government and the ruling party'.

He said the 'ruling men' also shattered the banking system and depleted the banks through widespread plundering.

"Every bank is now at stake. If you talk to bankers you'll have an idea about the real scenario. I've a friend who happens to be a very big economist. He knows this system very well. He says those who keep money in banks or are involved in the banking system are the worst affected ones as every bank is in a state of bankruptcy," the BNP leader said.

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