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Bangladesh Published At: 08 Jul 2024, 17:30 p.m.

Dr Yunus seeks cancellation of embezzlement case proceedings

Dr Muhammad Yunus speaks to reporters following a bail granted to him by the Labour Appellate Tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

July 15 has been fixed for the hearing on charge-framing

Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus has appealed to the High Court to cancel the proceedings of the money embezzlement case lodged against him.

The application is scheduled to be heard by the High Court division bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Ibadat Hossain.

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Barrister Abdullah Al Mamun, lawyer of the defendants' told BSS: "The application has been made on behalf of seven people including Dr Muhammad Yunus."

On Jun 26, Advocate Md Yusuf Ali and Advocate Jafrul Hasan Shareef, two other suspects in the case, filed a petition similar to Yunus’s. However, the break time bench did not hear it. The hearing would be held by a regular bench after the break, it said.

On Jun 12, Judge Syed Arafat Hossain of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 ordered to frame charges against 14 including the noble laureate, for embezzling around Taka 25.22 Crore from the Grameen Telecom welfare fund.

July 15 has been fixed for the hearing on charge-framing.

Source: BSS