Incident Reports

Journo misbehaved while collecting news


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

Hemraj Adhikari, station manager of Pokhara based Fewa Television has been misbehaved while capturing video footage for a news report. Operator of Hemja based CMC Aqua Beverage company, Kapil Kiran Shrestha manhandled and broke journo Adhikari's camera while he was capturing's video footage for a report on the company's Todays Mineral water being sub-par quality. The incident took place on July 11 during an inspection at the company by a team of Deputy-CDO of Kaski District Ganga Bahadur Chhetri, DSP Rabindraman Gurung of DPO Kaski, and chairman of Consumer's Forum Kaski Kapilnath Koirala amongst others. Police arrested Shrestha on the same day. The inspection team also sealed the company citing quality issues.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Attack on Journalist
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth