Imrul Hossain for DOT
An arrest warrant has been issued against Nobel laureate economist Dr. Yunus in three cases of deprived employees of Grameen Communications. Labor court has issued the arrest warrants against Dr. Yunus, reports Daily Bangladesh.
Rahibul Islam, chairman of the Third Labor Court of Dhaka, passed the arrest warrant yesterday. Dr. Yunus was asked to appear before the court but he did not come.
On his behalf of Dr. Yunus, his lawyer Raju Ahmed told the court, that he (Yunus) is a respected person. He is now in abroad for business deed. He will appear before the court after coming home. Although he did not give me the power while he was abroad, I request you not to issue an arrest warrant against him.
The plaintiff of the case, Abdus Salam, general secretary of the Grameen Communications Workers’ Union said that we filed the case as we deprived of the job. He was not present in the court today as the court issued an arrest warrant against him.
On the other hand, Managing Director of the organization Nazneen Sultana and Deputy General Manager Khandaker Abu Abedin surrendered and the court granted the bail. Nuruzzaman confirmed the matter to the court.
Earlier on July 3, three former Grameen Communications employers filed the case against Dr. Mohammad Yunus and two others at Labor Court in Dhaka. The court issued the summons for their appearance on October 8.