Charge-sheet Against Dr. Yunus and Others

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Today, a court in Dhaka took significant steps in a case involving allegations of embezzlement and money laundering against Grameen Telecom Chairman and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and 13 others. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ash Shams Zaglul Hossain presided over the proceedings and acknowledged the charge-sheet filed against the accused. The case, which revolves around the purported misappropriation of Taka 25 crore from the company and its subsequent laundering abroad, has been forwarded to Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 for further legal procedures.

The court has scheduled a hearing for May 2 to commence proceedings in the case. Notably, an arrest warrant has been issued against Grameen Telecom director Md Shahjahan, who failed to appear for today's hearing.

The charge-sheet, filed by the investigation officer and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Gulshan Anwar on February 1, lists a total of 14 accused individuals. Apart from Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the accused include Grameen Telecom Managing Director Nazmul Islam, various directors, union representatives, and legal advisors associated with the company.

According to the documents presented in court, discrepancies arose concerning a bank account opened at the Gulshan branch of Dhaka Bank Limited. It was revealed that the account was initiated before formal approval was granted during the company's 108th board meeting, chaired by Dr. Yunus on May 9, 2022. 

Subsequently, over Taka 26 crore was transferred to this account through purported 'fake settlement agreements' and board decisions. Shockingly, the alleged embezzlement occurred even before the company's profits were distributed to its workers, leading to a substantial loss of around Taka 25 crore.

The case has attracted widespread attention due to the involvement of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a prominent figure renowned for his contributions to social and economic development, particularly through microfinance initiatives. However, these accusations cast a shadow over his reputation and raise serious concerns about accountability within corporate entities.

As legal proceedings unfold, the case is expected to shed light on the intricate details of the alleged financial irregularities and hold the accused accountable for their actions.


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