Alexa HC directs Dr Yunus to surrender by Nov 7

Dhaka, Monday   16 December 2019

HC directs Dr Yunus to surrender by Nov 7

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:04 PM, 28 October 2019   Updated: 04:10 PM, 28 October 2019

Dr Muhammad Yunus

Dr Muhammad Yunus

The High Court has directed Dr Muhammad Yunus to surrender to the lower court at a convenient time within November 7. 

On Monday, the High Court bench comprising Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khondaker Diliruzzaman passed the order.

Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud was heard in favor of Dr Yunus while Deputy Attorney General Saifuddin Khaled was heard for the state.

Earlier, another bench of the High Court directed not to arrest Dr Yunus till October 24.

Fired employees of ‘Grameen Communications’ owned by Dr Muhammad Yunus lodged three separate cases against him. Following the hearing, Dhaka’s Labor Court issued an arrest warrant against him on October 9. 

According to the case, some employees wanted to form a trade union in ‘Grameen Communications’ — they were barred from doing so and sacked. The three depreciated workers later lodged a case against three people incuding Dr Yunus.

The court asked the trio to appear before it on October 9 and the two others accused — Managing Director Naznin Sultana and Deputy General Manager Khandaker Abu Abedin secured bail surrendering the court while Dr Yunus was absent. 

Later, Rahibul Islam, the chairman of the Third Labor Court issued an arrest warrant against him.