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The court asked deputy attorney general Bipul Bagmar to inform the matter to the attorney general.

The court then set 23 November for next hearing and extended the time for report submission till then.

Earlier on 30 September, the court asked the commerce ministry, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) and Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) to submit separate reports on money laundering by the e-commerce platforms by 8 November.

The court asked the BFIU to inform it the steps it has taken on money laundering by e-commerce firms and also wanted to know from NBR its policy on collecting VAT and Tax from these firms.

The court also inquired about the area of work of the 16-member technical committee formed by the commerce ministry for the e-commerce sector.

Lawyers Mohammad Shishir Monir, Md Anwarul Islam and Pallob Kabir M Humaun appeared for the petitioners, while deputy attorney general Bipul Bagmar represented the state during the hearing.

Earlier on 20 September, Supreme Court lawyer Anwarul Islam filed a writ petition seeking its directive on creating an independent e-commerce monitoring institute to protect the interest and rights of customers of e-commerce.

On 22 September, another SC lawyer Mohammad Humayun Kabir filed a petition seeking its directive on forming a probe-committee to find out the responsible individual or government authority whose negligence or failure has caused lakhs of consumers monetary losses from renowned e-commerce like Evaly, e-orange, Dhamaka, Daraz, Qcoom, Aladiner Prodip, Alesha Mart, and Dalal Plus.

On 23 September, thirty-three consumers of e-orange filed a writ to get back their money from the company.

The petition was filed by advocate Shishir Monir seeking bar on the senior officials and authority of the risky e-commerce companies like e-orange from leaving the country and seeking a committee for protecting the interest of both the customer and company coordinated by economists, IT experts, and stakeholders.

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