Diwakar Shah, a reporter associated with Mountain Television was arrested for allegedly spreading false information through Facebook on the 16th of August, 2020. Shah is based in Saptari District which lies in province no. 2.
According to FF's representative at the province, no 2, Rajan Singh, DSP Tilak Bharati said, "The arrest was made due to the complaint filed by Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ)". Chairperson of FNJ Saptari, Jitendra Khadka, the complaint was registered in the Saptari Police Office after Shah was found spreading hoax information about FNJ Saptari through social media.
Shah will be held in custody for 5 more days for investigation purposes, as per DSP Bharati.
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