Dhamala’s release sought

Kathmandu, March 18:

An all-party meeting held at the residence of NC pre-sident Girija Prasad Koirala today raised concern about the delay in the release of Rishi Dhamala, president of Reporters’ Club, despite a bail from the Kathmandu District Court.

According to a statement issued by the club, the leaders criticised the government for not releasing Dhamala. “It is condemnable to detain him illegally without any evidence,” said CP Mainali, president of the CPN-ML.

“It is an evil design of the government to terrorise the press,” he added. NC spokesperson Arjun Narsingh KC said the government had defied the court’s order by unnecessarily keeping Dhamala in detention.