Former secretary Bhim Upadhyay released on bailUpadhyay, who faces cybercrime charges for allegedly defaming the government, was released after posting Rs 25,000 in bail.
Published at : April 27, 2020
Updated at : April 27, 2020 17:04
Bhim Upadhyay, a former government secretary arrested for critical comments against the KP Sharma Oli government on social media, was released on bail on Monday.
Upadhyay, who is facing cybercrime charges under the Electronic Transaction Act, was released after posting bail of Rs 25,000 set by the Kathmandu District Court.Upadhyay was arrested on April 22 and charged with cybercrime for allegedly defaming Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his ministers on social media. Upadhyay’s arrest had stirred a debate regarding free speech and the use of the Electronic Transaction Act to stifle criticism of the government.
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