Kathmandu District Court orders police to release ex-secretary Bhim Upadhyay on Rs 25,000 bail

Published On: April 27, 2020 04:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 27: The District Court, Kathmandu, has ordered the police to release former government secretary Bhim Upadhyay on Rs 25,000 bail.

A single bench of Judge Bharatmani Khanal ordered the police to release Upadhayay on bail.

The former secretary released after posting a bail of Rs 25,000, according to registrar at the court Anand Prasad Shrestha. 

The Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police had arrested Upadhyay from his Kusunti-based residence on the charge of cybercrime on Wednesday.  

Upadhyay, who retired from the government service last year, was taken into custody after he criticized Prime Minister KP Oli, cabinet ministers and the ruling Nepal Communist Party through his social media posts.

The police said that he was arrested following several complaints against him.

On Sunday, the District Attorney Office, Kathmandu, registered a case against Upadhyay at the District Court, Kathmandu, seeking a five-year jail term “for breaching the Electronic Transaction Act”.




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