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Muhammad Yunus got bail

প্রকাশ:  ০৩ নভেম্বর ২০১৯, ১৫:৩৩
Staff Reporter

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has secured bail after surrendering to the court in five cases started by suspended employees of Grameen Communications. Acting Chairman of Third Labour Court Zakia Parveen passed the order on Sunday. An arrest warrant had been issued for Yunus after he failed to appear in the labour court in connection with three of these cases.

The High Court subsequently ordered Yunus to surrender to the court by Nov 7. Dhaka 3rd Labour Court acting Chairman Zakia Parveen passed the order as Dr Yunus, chairman of Grameen Communications surrendered before it this afternoon.

On July 3, Abdus Salam, Shah Alam and Emranul Haque -- former junior MIS officers of the company -- filed the cases against Dr Yunus and two others with the court as they were sacked in June for their role in forming a trade union at their workplace.

On Actober 9, another labour court issued an arrest warrant for Dr Yunus after he failed to appear before the court in connection with the three cases despite an earlier summon order.

Kazi Ershadul Alam, a lawyer who is defending the three accused, earlier said the three employees used to work for Grameen Communications on a contractual basis. When their contracts were not renewed, they went on to file the criminal case.

The three employees, however, claimed that they were terminated as they wanted to form a trade union. But the directorate of labour did not entertain an application of a number of employees of Grameen Communications, including the three employees, to form the trade union, according to Alam.

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