Three youths, arrested for chanting slogans against PM Dahal, released on bailThe youths were arrested on March 21 and the District Administration Office Kathmandu had allowed the police to keep them in custody for five days for further investigation on charges of indecent behaviour.
Three youths, who were arrested for chanting slogans against Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, have been released on bail on Tuesday.
The youths were released after depositing a bail bond of Rs 5,000 each at the District Administration Office in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu District Police Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police Niranjan Bhatt informed that the youths have been released after posting bail on Tuesday.
Police, on February 21, had detained Uddav Basnet, 23, from Solukhumbu, Som Sharma, 30, from Baglung, and Biplav Khadka, 18, from Bajhang, for protesting against Dahal, who had reached New Baneshwor in the Capital, to participate in a public event.
The Kathmandu DAO had allowed the police to keep the three protestors in custody for five days for further investigation on charges of indecent behaviour.
Although the DAO had issued an ordered to release them on bail, the youths were sent to jail on Monday because they did not deposit the bail amount.
The government faced backlash from all sections of society after videos of police personnel trying to tightly cover the mouths of the youths became public following the incident. The young protestors seemed displeased with the high interest rates the banks and financial institutions have been charging of late.
The issue even reached the National Assembly with assembly member Bimala Rai Paudel seeking answers from the Home Ministry in the upper house meeting the next day.