Lawyer who earned Tk 26 crore from Grameen Telecom workers union asked to explain his fee

The High Court (HC) on Tuesday asked Supreme Court lawyer Yusuf Ali, who took Tk 26 crore as fees from the workers’ union of Grameen Telecom, to submit details of it.

The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar passed the order after hearing the issue.

The court directed Yusuf Ali to submit a clear report about the fees with an affidavit on Thursday.

Lawyer Ahsanul Karim, Robiul Alam Budu, Sayeed Ahmed Raza and Anik R Haque stood for Yousuf Ali while lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Khan stood for Grameen Telecom.

Yusuf Ali on behalf of ‘The Grameen Telecom union of workers and employees’ appeared in cases in different courts against Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Telecom before the parties reached an out-of-court settlement over the claim of the employees.

Earlier on Monday, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sent a letter to Grameen Telecom after starting an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of money.

The ACC sent a letter on Sunday (July 31) asking for the information of four members of the board of directors of Grameen Telecom including Muhammad Yunus.

On February 7 this year, the workers’ union of Grameen Telecom filed a petition to the High Court seeking its liquidation.

Mahmud Hasan Feroz, secretary of the ‘Grameen Telecom union of workers and employees’ filed the petition on behalf of the members.

Source: United News of Bangladesh