Kathmandu, March 28
Three persons arrested last week on the charge of shouting slogans against Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal have been released on bail.
Refusing to stand the bail, they were sent to judicial custody by the Kathmandu District Administration Office on Monday. But they paid the bail demanded–Rs 5,000 each–on Tuesday and got released, informs DSP Niranjan Datta Bhatta.
The government’s move to arrest and sent them to jail was criticised by stakeholders–including a few politicians–and members of the public as an attack on freedom of expression.
The arrestees released on bail were Uddhav Basnet (23) from Solukhumbu, Som Sharma (30) from Baglung and Biplav Khadka (18) from Bajhang.