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Graft case: Dr Yunus, 13 others indicted; trial to begin Jul 15

Published : Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 at 11:30 AM  Count : 5322

Graft case: Dr Yunus, 13 others indicted; trial to begin Jul 15

Graft case: Dr Yunus, 13 others indicted; trial to begin Jul 15



A court in Dhaka on Wednesday framed charges against Nobel Laureate economist Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus and 13 others in a case filed over misappropriation of about Tk 25.22 crore of Grameen Telecom Workers' Profit Participation Fund.

Now, there is no legal bar to start the trial in the case.
Judge Syed Arafat Hossain of the Special Judge's Court-4 of Dhaka framed the charges dismissing the acquittal petition of the accused.

Earlier on June 2, Yunus's lawyer sought acquittal for Dr Yunus in the case during the hearing. Then the court fixed today to pass its order.

The trial of the case will start on July 15.

The 13 other accused are Grameen Telecom Managing Director (MD) Nazmul Islam, Directors Ashraful Hasan, Naznin Sultana, Parvin Mahmud, Md Shahjahan, Nurjahan Begum and Professor SM Huzzatul Islam Latifee, President of 'Grameen Telecom Sramik-Karmachari Union Md Kamruzzaman and its General Secretary Firoz Mahmud Hasan, lawyers Zafrul Hasan Sharif and Yusuf Ali, Union's representative Md Mainul Islam and Jatiya Workers Federation's Office Secretary Kamrul Hasan.

On  February 1, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) submitted the chargesheet against the 14 persons accusing them of misappropriation of Tk 25.22 crore of Grameen Telecom Workers' Profit Participation Fund.

Deputy Director of ACC, Gulshan Anwar, filed the case on May 30 last year as the complainant.

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