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Bar licence issue becomes touchy for Excise department and FJCCI.

Ranchi, April 28 -- Once again the name of Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) came under bad light when the CGM Court issued arrest warrant against four members of the executive committee of the chamber in connection with disturbing the regular work of the Excise Commissioner's Office.

The Excise Commissioner complaint against these members - Pradip Sharma, President FJCCI, Pratul Shadeo, Vice-President, FJCCI, Girish Malhotra and Battar Sardar.

Informing on the issue Sambhu Thakur, Ranchi, City SP said that the four members of the chambers went to Excise Commissioner's Office and tried to disrupt the regular work of the office under their 'Halla Bol' programme.

Through this programme the members tried to put pressure on the Excise Commissioner on the issue of distribution of licenses for the wine-bar. After the incidents took place the Excise Commissioner registered a complaint against these members. Then the CGM Court, Ranchi issued arrest warrant against these members.

The City SP further said that the matter is under investigation. The police will try to find out the actual matter.

Meanwhile, executive committee of FJCCI convened a meeting and criticized administration of the State. The committee has decided that if the State police will arrest any member of the chamber in this regard then a large numbers of businessmen from all part of the state will get themselves arrested.

Informing the issue Anchal Kinger, Former President, FJCCI said that they had not done anything wrong but had only tried to attract the attention of the Excise Commissioner on the issue of super visioning the Bar licenses. Kinger further alleged that the some official of the Excise Commissioner Department demanding a hefty amount of rupees to sanctioned or re-sanctioned the licenses. When the businessmen were opposed the stand of the department then they filed complaint against the members.

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Date:Apr 28, 2010
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