Kathmandu District Court issues order not to padlock hotel run by Batas Group

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu District Court has issued an interim order directing the government not to padlock the Hotel Anand run by Batas Group at Nepal-India Friendly Dharamsala.

The Court issued the order as per the petitioner’s demand soon after the Pashupati Development Trust padlocked the hotel.

Hotel Anand has filed a writ petition making Pashupati Development Trust as defendant.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust padlocked the Hotel Anand, a hotel operated by Batas Group, on Friday.

Before padlocking, the Trust had issued a notice to vacate the hotel. But, Batas Group stopped a team of Trust at the main gate of the hotel and did not allow them to enter.

Later, the Trust padlocked the hotel and pasted a notice after the hotel staff did not allow the staff of the Trust to enter the hotel.

Earlier on last Thursday, Tourism Minister Prem Bahadur Ale had reached the hotel with the office bearers of the Trust. The hotel staff had tried to create obstruction at that time also.

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