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Contempt of court charge against Dhakal and Office bearers of FNCCI

A contempt of court case against the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and its chairman Chandi Raj Dhakal has been filed at the Patan Appellate Court for defying the Court’s order while organizing the general strike in the country on Monday.

Advocate Jyoti Baniya of the Consumer’s Forum and Forum’s Kathmandu Committee Chief Ram Chandra Simkhada jointly filed a writ petition Wednesday demanding the court slap a six month prison sentence and Rs. 5000 fine against the perpetrators.
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. The order was defied by the entrepreneurs under the leadership of FNCCI.
Meanwhile, the agitating entrepreneurs have met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to re-discuss their grievances Wednesday.
Reports say the Prime Minister again expressed his commitments to fulfill their demands.

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