FCAN announces series of protests

Kathmandu, October 11

The Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN) has announced a series of protest programmes starting from today in a bid to put pressure on the government to bring closure to the murder case of Sharad Kumar Gauchan, FCAN’s president.

Organising a press conference in the Capital today, FCAN announced protest activities like rallies, strikes and halt in construction works across the country until the government nabs Gauchan’s murderers and takes action against them.

Gauchan was shot dead by an unidentified group in the Capital on Monday.

Contractors associated with FCAN had staged protest rally today along the Maitighar-New Baneshwor route and organised vehicular blockade in major cities across the country as a part of its protest against the murder of Gauchan.

Similarly, FCAN has announced of vehicular blockade along the Kupandol-Maitighar-New Baneshwor route on Thursday between 9:00am and 10:00am. Similarly, contractors have also announced of blockade along all major highways from 9:00am to 10:00am on Friday.

“We will announce other protest activities if the government delays the process of bringing Gauchan’s murder case to closure. We have already announced we will not participate in any tender process of the government until the government brings all the offenders in Gauchan’s murder to the books,” said Bishnu Budathoki, spokesperson

for FCAN.

Contractors have already stopped all construction works of major projects across the country demanding action against Gauchan’s murderers.

Submitting a memorandum to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday, FCAN had also urged the government to declare Gauchan a martyr and assure security of domestic contractors.

Meanwhile, the police has not been able to nab the offenders in the Gauchan’s murder case yet. However, police has suspected the involvement of Ramesh Bahun group and Manoj Pun group in the murder.