Freedom Forum's stringer for Province No. 4 Rajan Upadhaya reported that Parbat based correspondent to Nagarik daily, Journalist Chhabilal Tiwari received a death threat for writing news from a contractor on March 15.
According to the stringer, contractor Rajendra Bhandari issued a death threat to the reporter calling from the mobile number 9851010433.
Quoting reporter Tiwari, stringer Upadhyay informed that he had written the news against Bhandari few days ago about the negligence on the construction of Motorable Bridge in Nagarik Paschimeli daily.
Following death threat, Tiwari has registered application to the District Administration Office, Parbat urging for the safety and action against the culprit.
Freedom Forum strongly condemns the series of the threat issued against the journalists. It is a sheer violation of press freedom. Hence, FF strongly urges the concerned authority to investigate the issue seriously and ensure safety to the journalists.
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