Dr Muhammad Yunus gets bail in falsely implicated case

Grameen Bank founder Dr Muhammad Yunus has been granted bail in a court case filed by the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) alleging that an adulterant was found in yogurt produced by Grameen Danone Foods Ltd.

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Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, chairman of Grameen Danone Foods Ltd, launches 'Shakti' brand food items for Dhaka market in January 2009. Img-credit:thedailystar.net

Yogurt Adulteration – Grameen Danone

Yunus is the chairman of Grameen Danone Foods, a sister concern of Grameen Bank. The latest development came about nine days after a court in northern Bangladesh granted him bail following his personal appearance on a defamation suit filed in 2007 by a local Bangladeshi politician.

Speaking to the media after receiving the bail Dr Yunus, told reporters “The court summoned me. I appeared before it and appealed for bail. The court granted me bail. I’ve got justice.” His lawyer, Sara Hossain, said: “Dr Yunus is not directly connected with Shakti Doi , although it is a sister organisation of Grameen Bank.”

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