Reporters Club chairman Rishi Dhamala, who was detained under Arms and Ammunition Act for over two months, was released from Dillibazaar prison on Sunday.
Reporters Club chairman Rishi Dhamala giving a sign of victory after release from custody, Sunday, Apr 12 09. The Kathmandu District Administration Office released him as per the Patan Appellate Court's ruling on Friday. nepalnews.com/ANA
Reporters Club chairman Rishi Dhamala giving a sign of victory after release...
The Kathmandu District
Administration Office (KDAO) released him as per the Patan Appellate Court's ruling on Friday.
will have to appear before the KDAO on a regular basis pending final verdict on the case.
Talking to fellow journalists on his
said the court had finally given him justice.
also said he
"will fight for the release of two other illegally detained journalists (co-accused Ram Subhak Mahato and Birendra Kumar Mahato)".
was taken into custody on February 4 for his
alleged link with underground extremist outfit Ranabir Sena that had claimed responsibility for a number of bomb explosions in Kathmandu
and Terai districts.
has been accused of being involved in the group's operation including extortion and bomb blasts.
was detained on the basis of statement given in police custody by the two co-accused, Ram Subhak and Birendra Kumar.
Few days after his
arrest, police had released an audio tape in which Dhamala
was heard in telephone conversation with a Ranabir Sena operative, complying with the group's extortion plan in Kathmandu
has dismissed the allegation, insisting that the audio was nothing but a concoction of the police to justify his
Apr 12 09
- Reporters' Club Chairman Rishi Dhamala freed by Appellate Court