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Kailash Sirohiya arrested in citizenship case

Staff Reporter May 21, 2024

Kathmandu : Kailash Sirohiya, the chairman of Kantipur Media Group, has been arrested from Thapathali, Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrested Media Mogul Sirohiya from the office of Kantipur Publications in line with the arrest warrant issued by the Dhanusha District Court.

Reacting to his arrest, Sirohiya expressed his belief that the arrest warrant would be issued even against Home Minister Lamichhane who holds two passports.

Similarly, reacting to the Sirohiya’s arrest, senior journalist and editor of Deshsanchar, Yubaraj Ghimire, said that this is a blatant attack on the press free freedom and termed it a premeditated act on the part of the government.

Earlier in the day today, Dhanusha District Court Judge Chitra Bahadur Gurung issued an arrest warrant against Sirohiya in the citizenship fraud case. Sirohiya also filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the arrest warrant after it was issued by the Dhanusha District Court.

In the last week of April, a complaint had been lodged at the District Court Dhanusha alleging that Sirohiya holds two citizenship cards.  

Sirohiya, however, denies allegations of citizenship fraud, claiming his documents are authentic and accusations stem from personal animosities.

Sirohiya, earlier, had moved the court to issue a show cause notice to the Home Ministry and the Police seeking reasons for investigating his citizenship.