Journalist Duo Receives Death Threat from Mayor and Ward Chairperson

  May 17, 2022 By: INSEC

Avenues Television Sudurpaschim Bureau Chief Harish BK and District Correspondent Rajan Jaigdi have filed a complaint at the District Police Office on May 16, alleging that Deepak Acharya, Mayor of Ghodaghodi Municipality Office, and Hari Bista, former Chairperson of Ghodaghodi Municipality ward no. 2, threatened to kill them.

They were threatened while collecting information about the illegal sand mining in Kandra River located in Ghodaghodi municipality on May 15. The accused had verbally harassed and even threatened to kill them, said Avenues Television Sudurpaschim Bureau Chief BK. He further added that a police complaint was filed against them.

The journalist duo were gathering facts with the aim of conveying information to the citizens but were harassed while doing their duty. The Federation of Nepali Journalists issued a press release on May 16 and demanded legal action against the people involved in the incident.

DSP Bed Prakash Joshi of the district police office in a phone call with the INSEC representative mentioned that the accused will be brought to justice within a few days as the police administration is focusing on the election even though the victim has filed a complaint against the accused.

Mainamoti Chaudhary