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Dr. in the case of violation of labor law. Extension of bail of four persons including Yunus

Dr. Muhammad Yunus: File photo

Own Reporter: Chairman of Grameen Telecom and Nobel laureate economist Dr. The bail period of four persons including Muhammad Yunus has been extended. The court fixed July 4 for the next hearing in this case.

Dhaka Labor Appellate Tribunal Chairman (Acting) MA Awal (Senior District and Sessions Judge) gave this order on Thursday.

Dr. Muhammad Yunus’s lawyer Abdullah Al Mamun said to Prothom Alo today, Nobel laureate economist Dr. The court has extended the bail period of four people including Muhammad Yunus.

Before this Dr. Muhammad Yunus appeared before the Labor Appellate Tribunal and applied for bail. Last January 28 Dr. The labor appeal tribunal accepted the appeal of four people including Yunus.

In this case on January 1 Dr. The third labor court of Dhaka sentenced four people including Yunus to six months imprisonment. At the same time each was fined 30 thousand rupees. The other three sentenced are Grameen Telecom’s former managing director (MD) Ashraful Hasan, director Noor Jahan Begum and Md. Shah Jahan

After the announcement of the verdict, Dr. on the condition of appeal to the high court. The third labor court of Dhaka granted one month interim bail to four people including Yunus.

On September 1, 2021 Dr. The case was filed in the Labor Tribunal against four persons including Yunus. The complaint was framed in the case on June 6 last year. Testimony began on August 22 last year and ended on November 9. Arguments ended on December 24.

It was alleged in the case that according to the Labor Act 2006 and Labor Rules 2015, the employment of the workers or employees of Grameen Telecom was not made permanent even after completing the apprenticeship period. Annual leave, encashment of leave and cash against leave was not given to workers or employees working in the organization. Worker Participation Fund and Welfare Fund have not been constituted in Grameen Telecom. An amount equivalent to 5 percent of the dividend has not been deposited in the fund constituted under the Workers’ Welfare Foundation Act.