2 YouTubers arrested on charge of spreading false information

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested two persons on the charge of making unfounded statements and character assassination through YouTube channel. 

The cyber bureau has arrested Hari Pariyar of Nagarjuna Municipality-8, Bhimdhunga and Nishan Chiluwal, 27, of, Rainas Municipality, of Lamjung, currently living in Tarkeshwor Sheshmati, for spreading fake news through YouTube.

Bureau spokesperson, Senior Superintendent of Police Navind Aryal said that Pariyar and Chiluwal had spread fake news through their respective YouTube channel ‘Nepal Media’ and ‘Bishal Nepal’. 

They have been charged with doing so with the purpose of influencing the ongoing criminal investigation over a serious case.

Spokesperson Aryal said that they were arrested for committing a crime under the Electronic Transaction Act, 2063 BS. 

According to the bureau, the two have been remanded to judicial custody for seven days following permission by the district court. RSS

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