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FM Station Vandalized

Ramji Saha of Kalaiya Sub-Metropolitan-1 vandalized the office of Saskar FM and misbehaved with journalist in Bara on July 16. Bara lies in Province 2 of Nepal.

He entered FM station and misbehaved, and threatened FM journalists using vulgar words. “I will set the station ablaze and nobody can do anything to me,” he threatened.

As per the information sent by Freedom Forum’s representative, Rajan Singh, drunken Sah broke air cooler and LCD monitor worth around Rs 150000.

According to FF representative, Saha vandalized the FM station arguing that advertisement he had contracted for was not broadcast. However, station manager of FM said they had already broadcasted the advertisement.

The police arrested Saha immediately. Mr. Anil Kumar Gaurav, Chairman of the FM filed a complaint at District Police Office, Bara, seeking necessary action against vandal.

Freedom Forum condemns the incident of vandalism carried out at the FM station. It is the sheer violation of press freedom and freedom of information. The FM station is in need of due compensation to the damaged physical assets of FM. The local authority is urged to take measure to bring the vandal to book.


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