Dr Yunus gets bail on surrender
Published: 03 Nov 2019 Updated: 04 Nov 2019
A labour court has granted bail to Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus in three cases filed over sacking three employees of Grameen Communications.
Acting Chairman of Dhaka 3rd Labour Court Zakia Parveen passed the order on Sunday after Dr Yunus surrendered before it.
The Labour Court has three judges who are led by its chairman.
On October 28, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned not to harass Dr Yunus at the airport.
Yunus was given time till November 7 to surrender on his return home.
Earlier on October 14, the High Court stayed a lower court order until October 25 that had issued an arrest warrant for Yunus in three cases filed over dismissing the three employees.
On July 3, three employees of Grameen Communications filed the cases against Yunus and two others with the Labour Court.
According to case statements, the trio was sacked for trying to form a trade union at their workplace.
The court ordered the defendants to appear before it on October 8. Two of the accused – Naznin Sultana, Managing Director, and Khandakar Abu Abedin, Deputy Managing Director of Grameen Communications – secured bail after appearing before the court.
On October 9, the Dhaka Labour Court issued arrest warrant for Dr Yunus as he did not appear before it responding to its previous order.
With Inputs from unb