Police on Tuesday captured a self-announced soothsayer for threatening people in general by spreading gossipy tidbits about a conceivable tremor.
Astrologer Arjun Chhetri Arrested by Police
The Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu captured Arjun Chhetri from Gaushala.
As per police, Chhetri had guaranteed that a seismic tremor of high size would hit Nepal soon through a video which surfaced over internet based life including YouTube.
“Chhetri is being questioned and will face activity according to the overarching laws,” Senior Superintendent of Police Uttam Raj Subedi, head of the range, told the Post. Chhetri’s case of a seismic tremor is likewise said to be against the Disaster Risk and Management Act-2017.
Condition 14 of the Act expresses that nobody can course false cases about any catastrophic event as it would make a situation of dread among people in general.
According to the proviso, any individual observed to damage the arrangement can confront a correctional facility sentence as long as a half year or a fine up to Rs100,000 or both.
Any reference to quake still keeps on startling the overall population that saw a gigantic tremor four years back.
A 7.8 extent seismic tremor that hit the nation on April 25, 2015 slaughtered almost 9,000 individuals and harmed more than 20,000.
A large number of post-quake tremors have been recorded from that point forward.
“It’s a matter of enormous worry, in that capacity unwarranted cases about calamities impart dread in individuals. That is the reason Chhetri was captured,” said Subedi.