HC stays Dr Yunus’s arrest warrant

Sun Online Desk

14th October, 2019 07:18:34 printer

HC stays Dr Yunus’s arrest warrant

The High Court on Monday stayed an arrest warrant issued against Grameen Telecom founder chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus by a Labour Court in Dhaka in a case filed for sacking three employees due to forming Trade Union.

A High Court bench comprising Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order.

Earlier on October 9, Rahibul Islam, chairman of the 3rd Labour Court of Dhaka issued the warrant against the Nobel-laureate and two others after not responding to a court summon in time, correspondent reports.

On July 10 this year, Dhaka 3rd Labour Court summoned Dr Muhammad Yunus, also the former chairman of Grameen Bank, and two others over the sacking of three employees of Grameen Communications, the IT wing of Grameen Bank.

The court asked the trio to appear before it on October 8, as three former employees of Grameen Communications filed three criminal cases against Grameen Communications and the aforementioned trio.

However, the two others accused—Managing Director Naznin Sultana and Deputy General Manager Khandaker Abu Abedin secured bail surrendering the court.

Grameen Communications sacked its three junior MIS officers --Abdus Salam, Shah Alam, and Emranul—in June last for their role in the formation of the trade union at their workplace.

After being sacked they filed three separate cases for transferring them as part of the harassment, issuing threats, and subsequently sacking for forming a trade union.