FEFKA directors’ union moves SC against order lifting ban on Vinayan
Kochi: FEFKA directors’ union has approached the Supreme Court against the order of Competition Commission of India and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal which lifted the ban on director Vinayan.
Lifting the ban on director Vinayan, the commission and Tribunal also imposed fine on the Malayalam film organizations.
In 2017, the Competition Commission of India had imposed fines of Rs 4,00,065 on A.M.M.A, Rs 85,594 on FEFKA, Rs 3,86,354 on FEFKA Directors’ Union and Rs 56,661 on Production Executive Union after considering Vinayan’s complaint. Later, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal also upheld this fine.
In the complaint before the apex court, the FEFKA Directors’ union also questioned this fine.
FEFKA directors’ union argued that the Competition Commission of India issued the order without considering evidence against the director.
At the same time, A.M.M.A did not file an appeal before SC against the commission’s order. It is hinted that A.M.M.A plans to avoid legal proceedings by paying Rs 4 lakhs to Vinayan.
The dispute between Vinayan and the film organisations started after actor Dileep demanded to remove director Thulasi Das from his movie. It is alleged that the organisations restricted actors and technicians from cooperating with Vinayan’s films as the dispute turned into a serious issue.
Those who associated with Vinayan were banned and issued a show-cause notice for violating the order. In the complaint, filed before the Competition Commission of India, Vinayan alleged that the action from the associations curtailed his right to compete in the market.