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A labor court has issued arrest warrant against Nobel laureate economist Dr. Muhammad Yunus in three cases filed by the sacked officials over allegation of forming trade union at the workplace. Dhaka third labor court chairman Rahibul Islam issued the arrest warrant on Wednesday.
The day was fixed for Dr. Yunus to answer the issued summon but he did not appear before the court.
On behalf of Dr. Yunus lawyer Raju Ahmed said before the court, Dr. Yunus is an honorable person. He is at present staying abroad for business purpose. He will appear before the court after coming to the country. As he did not give me power due to staying abroad but I would request you not to issue arrest warrant.
Plaintiff of the case and general secretary of the proposed Grameen Communications workers employees union Abdus Salam said, we filed case against Dr. Yunus after being sacked for forming union at the organization. As he did not produce himself before the court so the arrest warrant has been issued.
On the other hand organization’s managing director Naznin Sultana and deputy general manager Khondoker Abu Abedin surrendered before the court and sought bail. The court granted bail for them.
Bench clerk of the court confirmed the matter.
Earlier, on July 3 three sacked employees of Grameen Communications filed case against three persons including Dr. Muhammad Yunus with the third labor court in Dhaka. The court issued summons to appear them before the court on October 8.