The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) Friday imposed a travel ban on Evaly Chairman Shamima Nasrin and Managing Director Mohammad Rassel as it has launched an inquiry into an allegation of embezzlement of Tk338.62 crore from customers and merchants.
"The commission has taken all steps to prevent them from leaving the country," ACC Deputy Director (Public Relations) Muhammad Arif Sadeq told UNB.
The anti-graft watchdog already notified the police's Special Branch and the Department of Immigration and Passport about the issue in a letter.
Earlier, the commerce ministry asked the ACC to launch an investigation into allegations that Evaly misappropriated Tk338.62 crore – received in advance from customers and merchants.
The ACC formed a two-member committee to investigate the alleged embezzlement after receiving a letter from the ministry, Arif Sadeq said.
Evaly's total liabilities were Tk407.18 crore, which they need to pay to consumers and merchants, the Bangladesh Bank said in an inspection report last month.
After receiving Tk213.94 crore in advance from customers and Tk189.85 crore from merchants, Evaly was expected to have at least Tk403.80 crore in current assets, but it only had Tk65.17 crore.
The company can now deliver goods or return the money to only 16.14% of the customers with its current assets, the ministry said.