Kathmandu, April 26
The government has filed a cybercrime case against a former secretary of the government of Nepal, Bhim Upadhyaya.
The Kathmandu District Attorney Office on Sunday filed the case against him at the District Court as per the Electronic Transactions Act, 2008.
The court’s staffer Aananda Shrestha says the petitioner has demanded a five-year jail sentence for him.
Upadhyaya was arrested from Lalitpur last week on the charge of posting derogatory remarks against the government and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on social media. He has been critical of the government and its leadership of late.
The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, had protested his arrest and demanded an immediate release.