Hem Raj Adhikari, 32, a station manager at Phewa Telivision in Pokhara has accused the operator Kapil Kiran Shrestha of “Today’s Mineral Water” of misbehaving him on July 11 while collecting the news regarding the operation of the company against the criterion.
He accused that he was man handled and his camera was snatched by the accused in presence of CDO Ganga Bahadur Chettri, DSP Rabindra Man Gurung including many other.
FNJ chairperson of Kaski branch, Deependra Shrestha released a press statement and condemned the incident stating that journalists are facing insecurity these days and urged stakeholders for their security.
The company was sealed after the monitoring team found that a water was contaminated with Coliform in the mineral water that they were producing. The operator Shrestha was arrested by the police on July 11.
DSP Rabindra Man Shrestha of District Police Office said that the accused will be charged under the public crime if found guilty. He added that discussion between the victim journalist and concerned party will be organized and after that the action against misbehavior will be taken.
INSEC Pokhara, Office