Itahari mayor issues apology for misbehaving with journalists

Published On: May 27, 2019 08:14 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

ITAHARI, May 27: The mayor of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan city, Dwarikalal Chaudhary, has apologized for misbehaving with reporters in an incident that occurred four days ago. 

Mayor Chaudhary issued a press statement on Sunday expressing regret over the incident and apologizing for hurting the sentiments of the reporters.

Chaudhary was caught on camera while misbehaving with a reporter. 

The Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Sunsari had issued a 48-hour ultimatum on Saturday for Mayor Chaudhary to apologize for his misconduct. The FNJ chapter had demanded a public apology and clarification on its opinions regarding journalists.

 “I did not intend to hurt the sentiments of any journalist, and I will have no such intentions in the future,” said the mayor.

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