16 February 2021, Kathmandu
Police have arrested Binay Jung Basnet on charges of abusing Sapana Roka Magar, who is on the BBC’s list of powerful women.
A police team from the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police arrested Basnet on Tuesday from Gongbu in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Police Chief SSP Ashok Singh confirmed Basnet’s arrest.
Sapana had demanded justice, including security from Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, saying that Basnet had threatened her through YouTube and assassinated her character.
She had also lodged a complaint against Basnet last Sunday alleging Binay of threatening her that he make public her nude picture on YouTube.