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Dr Yunus seeks bail in Grameen Telecom embezzlement case

Update : 03 Mar 2024, 11:30

Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus surrendered to the court and sought bail in a case filed over the embezzlement of around Tk25 crore from dividends reserved for Grameen Telecom workers.

Dr Yunus's lawyer Abdullah Al Mamun submitted the bail petition before Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions and Judge Court Judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain on behalf of Yunus on Sunday. 

Barrister Mamun told reporters that Muhammad Yunus will be present in court during the bail hearing that might take place today.

Earlier, on 1 February, the investigating officer of the case, Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar filed a charge sheet against 14 people, including Dr Muhammad Yunus, to Judge Md Asaduzzaman of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court.

Today was scheduled for a hearing on the chargesheet of the case, further details about the hearing regarding the other accused could not be obtained yet.

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