Thursday, October 19, 2006

Contempt of court case against FNCCI

A contempt of court case was filed Wednesday at the Patan Appellate Court, demanding action against the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and its chairman Chandi Raj Dhakal for defying the Patan Appellate Court’s order while organising the general strike in the country on Monday.
Advocate Jyoti Baniya of the Consumer Protection Forum (CPF) and Forum's Kathmandu Committee Chief Ram Chandra Simkhada jointly filed a writ petition demanding the court slap a six month prison sentence and Rs. 5000 fine against the perpetrators. The petition said "There has been a sheer violation of the court’s order under the direction of the FNCCI chairman Chandi Raj Dhakal both inside and out side the capital.
Under the provision mentioned in the Judicial Administration Act-2048, we request the court hand a six month prison sentence and a Rs. 5000 fine to the persons behind yesterday's stir." The advocates have said that "they are collecting evidence".
On Sunday the Patan Appellate Court had issued an interim order banning Monday's nationwide general strike called by the FNCCI based on a writ petition jointly filed by Baniya and Simkhada which said that it would violate the consumers’ rights to get essential services and goods on the eve of the Tihar festival.

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