SURKHET: Police here have said Gyanendra Shahi, a person calling himself anti-corruption campaigner, was not detained nor tortured. The State Police Office here said this in the wake of criticism that Shahi was arrested without arrest warrant and tortured.
Organizing a press meet here Monday, Chief of police in Karnali State, Mahesh Bikram Saha, informed that Shahi was sent to Kathmandu immediately after his arrest. As Saha said, Shahi was arrested on May 29 after the complaints were lodged by journalists over the abusive words Shahi used against them.
Federation of Nepali Journalists Karnali State committee and FNJ Surkhet chapter had filed the complaint against Shahi reasoning he blamed journalists that they were acting as ‘agent’.
The police further informed that six police persons were injured after Shahi’s supporters pelted stone them in course of taking Shahi under control from Khulamanch.
After the arrest, he was simply interrogated but not tortured. With medical checkup, he was sent to Kathmandu via night bus, the police added.
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