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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

Radio Sagarmatha knocks door of Supreme Court

Radio Sagarmatha knocks door of Supreme Court

[b] Kathmandu, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Radio Sagarmatha filed a petition at the Supreme Court Monday seeking a stay order against the government order to the radio station to "stop the transmission." In the petition, the radio station has also sought the return of the transmission equipment seized by the government.

Meanwhile, police released on Monday afternoon four radio station workers arrested from the radio station Sunday. The fifth radio station worker arrested during the police raid was released late Sunday night.

On Sunday evening, officials of the ministry of information and communications, aided by policemen, seized transmission equipment of the radio station and arrested the radio workers while the radio station was airing news of BBC Nepali Service. The news was to be followed by an interview of Maoist supremo Prachanda. However, the radio station had decided not to air the interview, according to acting station manager Ghamaraj Luintel.

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