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‘BOB’ maker Neupane demands IRs 2.5 million in damage with ‘Kriti’ maker Kunder

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LALITPUR — Nepali film maker Aneel Neupane has sent a legal notice to the makers of the Hindi short film ‘Kriti’ demanding IRs 2.5 million in reparation.

Organising a press conference to inform the latest updates regarding the BOB-Kriti dispute at Lalitpur on Sunday, Neupanesaid that he has appointed an Indian lawyer Amulya Dhingra and they are taking the case against Shirish Kunder.

The notice also asks the makers of ‘Kriti’ to recognize Neupane as “the original author and creator of the original literary, dramatic and artistic works related to BOB” along with the compensation amount.

“The truth will come out definitely as I have enough evidences to back my claims,” Neupane claimed during the press meet. And his team has been trying to contact Vimeo officials regarding the allegations made by Kunder about the manipulation in the upload date of BOB, Neupane further added.

YouTube had removed short films- Kriti, due to a copyright claim by Neupane, and Neupane’s BOB was taken down after a counter copyright claim by Abhayan and Singh of Indie Muviz.

Few days after the removal of the films, the makers of Kriti had held a press conference regarding the BOB-Kriti controversy and accused Neupane of manipulating Vimeo video upload date.

Earlier, responding to Neupane’s allegations, Kunder’s representatives had sent Neupane a notification on June 27 demanding him to stop “making wrong, illegal and false accusations” and to pull down his short film from the internet.

And later in a press meeting, Muvizz.com had alleged that Neupane had backdated his video on Vimeo to con his way to make those plagiarism claims.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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