The banda organizers seized a motorcycle (Ko 4 Pa 5509) of Damak-based Saptarangi FM journalist Ramesh Pokharel on the charge of defying the banda.
The front had called a general strike in the so-called Kochila province covering Morang, Sunsari and Jhapa to protest President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav's move to reinstate Chief of the Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal.
Freedom Forum strongly deplores the incident deliberately carried out to harass and obstruct press. The Forum urges the political parties not to allow their wings to indulge on such activities that are meant to gag the press and violate people's right to information. The Forum urges the government to investigate into the incidents and take necessary action against guilty.
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