The High Court yesterday stayed until October 25 a lower court order that issued an arrest warrant for Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus in three cases, filed over sacking of three employees of Grameen Communications.
The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order following an appeal by Yunus’ lawyer Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud.
The trial proceeding of the three cases and the arrest warrant would now remain stayed until October 25, said Rokanuddin.
On October 9, the Dhaka Labour Court issued the arrest warrant as Yunus did not appear before it.
Three employees of Grameen Communications had filed the cases against Yunus and two others with the labour court on July 3. The court had asked them to appear before it on October 8.
The two other accused -- Naznin Sultana, managing director, and Khandakar Abu Abedin, deputy managing director of Grameen Communications, -- secured bail after appearing before the court on October 9.