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Police takes popular singer Durgesh Thapa under control; releases later

Nepal Police have arrested popular singer Durgesh Thapa on October 22 from Kathmandu for a song and taken into custody asking him to remove the song from his YouTube channel. He was released later after removing the song from the channel.

Freedom Forum's representative Ashok Dahal reported that Chief of Metropolitan Crime Investigation Division Sahakul Thapa has confirmed that singer Thapa was arrested from Balaju Kathmandu on Tuesday for promoting consumption of booze, drugs and trying to disrupt the social harmony through his song.

He was taken under control after advocate Yagyamani Neupane had filed a complaint at the District Administration Office, Kathmandu on Monday against the song.

Singer Thapa has been accused of promoting alcohol and marijuana in a song "Happy Tihar' which was related to major Hindu festival Tihar.

"We have asked him to remove the song from the public platform because it is against our cultural and social values," said SSP Thapa.

Earlier, singer Pashupati Sharma had to remove his song demanding good governance with an end to corruption, from YouTube within second day of its release.

FF is closely monitoring the case.

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