Labour Appellate Tribunal has stayed the punishment of Grameen Telecom Chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus in a case filed for violation of the labour law. Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has filed a petition with the High Court against the order.
DIFE lawyer Md Khurshid Alam Khan confirmed the matter on Sunday.
Besides, the petition also sought a bar on Dr Yunus from going abroad without the court’s permission.
The Labour Appellate Tribunal on January 28 granted bail to Dr Muhammad Yunus and three other in the labour law violation case.
The Dhaka Third Labour Court on January 1 sentenced the four to six months’ of imprisonment, with a fine of Tk 25000 each, in the case.
The court also granted them conditional bail on the same day.
Rejecting the judgment, the Nobel laureate said, “I have been punished for a crime that I haven’t committed… If you want to call it justice, you can.”
On September 9, 2021, Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) filed the case against Dr Yunus and three others alleging that they violated the labour law. The court on June 6, 2023, framed charges against Yunus and three others in the case.