HC clears way for Labour Court to continue case against Dr Yunus 

FE ONLINE REPORT | Wednesday, 17 August 2022

The High Court on Wednesday cleared the way for a Labour Court to continue its proceedings of a case filed against Nobel laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus and three others on charge of violating the labour law. 

The High Court has discharged a rule issued earlier upon the concerned bodies of the government to explain as to why they should not be directed to scrap the trial proceedings of the case filed against Grameen Telecom chairman Prof Yunus and three others. 

The High Court bench of Justice S M Kuddus Zaman and Justice Fahmida Quader passed the order after hearing the rule. 

Barrister Abdullah Al Mamun appeared in the case hearing on behalf of Professor Yunus, while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the plaintiff, the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE). 

Mr Abdullah Al Mamun said they will file an appeal against the High Court order. 

Inspector of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments, Arifuzzaman, filed the case with Dhaka 3rd Labour Court on 9 September in 2021 against four people including Prof Muhammad Yunus for allegedly violating the labour law. 

The other accused in the case are- Grameen Telecom Managing Director Ashraful Hassan, Directors Nurjahan Begum and Md Shahjahan.