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A labour court in Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Wednesday issued arrest warrant against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.

According to reports, Yunus failed to appear for a scheduled hearing over sacking of three employees of a company of which he is chairman.

Reports added Muhammad Yunus was asked to appear along with Grameen Communications’ managing director Naznin Sultana and deputy general Manager Khandaker Abu Abedin over sacking of three employees for forming a union at their workplace.

Grameen Communications is IT wing of Grameen Bank and Muhammad Yunus is the chairman of the Grameen Communications.

Though the other two senior officials of the Grameen Communications appeared before the court, Muhammad Yunus failed to turn up.

Later chairman of the court, Rohibul Islam, issued the arrest warrant against him.

Earlier, the court had granted bail to the two company officials who appeared before it.

Three former employees of the Grameen Communications have filed criminal cases against the company management after they were sacked in June for their role in the formation of trade union at their workplace.

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