Canadian national nabbed for social media abuse

KATHMANDU: Police on Monday arrested a Canadian national for posting baseless comments on social media.

Robert Penner was arrested from Lalitpur today after the Department of Immigration requested police for so, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

DOI Director General Kedar Neupane told the RSS that Penner was nabbed to probe into his posts on social media which are "liable to incite" social harmony of the nation.

Penner is also accused of holding multiple visas and overstaying.

The RSS commented that immigration laws bar any foreign national from expressing public comments on internal politics of the host nation.