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High Court sentences reality show organiser

Apr 10, 2013

HC-NidupDoji-Little-ChampThe High Court upholds the judgment passed by the Thimphu district court against Nidup Dorji, the organiser of the reality show, Little Champs.

The High Court sentenced Nidup Dorji to six months in prison for deceptive practice on April 8.  However, he can pay Thrimthue of Nu.18,000  in lieu of the prison term.

As per the court order, Nidup Dorji will have to pay the prizes as announced and promised to the nine winners of the show. The prices amount to a total of Nu.6,24,000.

He is also asked to pay Nu.10,000 each to the parents of the nine children as a compensation for their time consumed during the case.

The reality show, little champs, was organized in November 2011, and ended in April 2012.

If not satisfied with the judgment, Nidup Dorji can appeal within 10 days. BBS tried but couldn’t get in touch with him.


6 Comments for “High Court sentences reality show organiser”

  1. tshering09

    A little background on the case would be informative considering some of the readers might be hearing about the case for the first time. Otherwise just mentioning the sentence doesnot give the complete picture.

  2. ugyen

    This kind of organiser is spoiling the images of the country to insider and outsider. Nidup Dorji’s show is failing in giving the promised prize. Where is the contribution of sponsor and voting done from BMobile and Tashi cell? simply cannot blame the staff. There is saying, if the country fail, blame will be goes to leader of the country. If the student misbehave, its the fialure on the part of parents and teacher. If this little champ fails due to some few undedicated staff, its the big failure on the part of organiser(Nidup Dorji).
    Bhutan’s entertainment are not upto expectation and cannot trust. Some show organiser announce the prize as A-star car. Later on they fail to deliver and land up giving few thousand and even rice cooker which is unexpected. This is the complete failure on the part of not managing good business.

  3. Gyan

    To solve this problem, if the concern authority could set the rule of advance depositing the announced prize amount to joint account operating with concern authority so the the winner could be rewarded with what is to be paid instead of knocking the door of court for justice.

  4. Dukpa

    Mr. nidup shold be punished severely for such a crime….This is the new generation crime and government should step up to protect is people.
    Mr. Nidup’s claim are his personal and court has done right thing by not listening what happened with him and sponsors…Its his primary duty to award prize on spot whatever may be….and he deserves severe punishment for this….
    He should be barred from any such business in future

  5. tashi

    Shame on you! Neva would have been an organizer like you in Bhutan,Who literally trying to make profits to raise ua kids..

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