HC stays arrest warrant against Nobel laureate Yunus


The High Court on Monday stayed until 25 October a lower court order that had issued a warrant for the arrest of Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus in three cases filed over sacking three employees of Grameen Communications, reports UNB.

The HC bench of justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order responding to an appeal filed by Yunus' lawyer Rokonuddin Mahmud.

With the order, the trial proceeding of the three cases and the arrest warrant will remain stayed until 25 October, said Rokonuddin Mahmud. 

On 9 October, the Dhaka Labour Court issued arrest warrant for Dr Muhammad Yunus as he did not appear before the court responding to its previous order.

On 3 July, three employees of Grameen Communications filed the cases against Yunus and two others with the Labour Court while the court asked them to appear before it on 8 October.

Two other accused of the cases were - Naznin Sultana, managing director, and Khandakar Abu Abedin, deputy managing director of Grameen Communications, secured bail as they appeared before the court on 9 October.

According to the case statements, the trio was terminated from Grameen Communications as they tried to form a trade union at their workplace.