Top cop threatens to ‘finish off’ TV journo


Various organisations have condemned an alleged death threat to Kantipur TV correspondent Upendra Thakur by the Bara District Police Office chief.

SP Dan Singh Bohara on Monday threatened to “finish off” Thakur over the news broadcast on Kantipur TV recently about an abduction.

The FNJ Bara chapter submitted a memorandum to the government through the local administration demanding action against the guilty. Jayanarayan Yadav, secretary of the FNJ district chapter, said flayed the threat to the mediaperson by the police officer. “We have been terrorised by his behaviour. We will launch protests if the government fails to take action against the guilty,” he said. Bohara reportedly threatened to kill journalist Thakur at the District Administration Office during the latter’s bid to prepare a news report about the two-month-old abduction of Bhim Lal Shrestha and Indra Chaulagain.

However, Bohara denied any wrongdoing. He said that he had only a verbal altercation with Thakur as the latter accused police of not taking any initiatives to free the abductees.

Meanwhile, the FNJ central committee condemned the threat by issuing a statement on Tuesday. “The threat by a security official to a journalist involved in collecting and disseminating news is condemnable,” read the statement.

Posted on: 2012-12-12 08:27