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4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Dr Yunus secures bail in five cases

BSS, Dhaka

A labour court here yesterday granted bail to Grameen Communications Chairman and Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus in total five cases filed over sacking of five employees of the company. Dhaka 3rd Labour Court acting Chairman Zakia Parveen passed the order, granting Dr Yunus bail on Taka 10 thousand bonds in each of the cases. Of the five cases, arrest warrant had been issued against the accused in three cases as he failed to appear before court following it’s summon issued on July 10. The court also allowed him bail in the other two cases, which were scheduled to be heard on November 5. Earlier on October 28, the High Court ordered Dr Muhammad Yunus to surrender before the lower court concerned by November 7 in those three cases filed over sacking of three employees of the ICT company which he heads as its chairman. The labour court here on October 9 issued warrant to arrest Dr Muhammad Yunus as he failed to appear for a scheduled hearing over sacking of those three employees of Grameen Communications. Dr Yunus was asked to appear along with Grameen Communications’ Managing Director Naznin Sultana and Deputy General Manager Khandaker Abu Abedin over sacking of those employees for forming union at their workplace. Abdus Salam, Shah Alam and Emranul Haque, junior MIS Officers of Grameen Communications, were sacked in June, 2019, for taking initiative and forming trade union at their workplace. The company also sacked Hossain Ahmed and Abdul Gofur for the same reason, making the duo to take refuge of justice.

Mohammedan’s Lokman placed on fresh remand

BSS, Dhaka

A court here yesterday placed Mohammedan Sporting Club director in-charge M Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan on a seven-day fresh remand in a case lodged for allegedly amassing illegal wealth. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order, allowing a plea of the concerned investigation officer. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on October 27 filed the case against Lokman, also a director of Bangladesh Cricket Board, for acquiring illegal wealth of Taka 4.34 crore. ACC Assistant Director Saiful Islam filed the case. Team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-2 arrested Lokman from his Tejgaon Monipuripara home on the night of September 25, for running casino by renting a part of his club. RAB also recovered four bottles of foreign liquor from his home. The elite crime busting agency filed a case against him with Tejgaon Police Station under narcotics control act and handed him over to the police at 6 pm on September 26. RAB sources said Lokman in the primary interrogation confessed earning crores from the casino in Mohammedan club and deposited the money in two Australian bank accounts.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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