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Why has Sambhav Swar Sirohiya been in Controversy Recently?

Sambhav Swar Sirohiya, the Managing Director of Kantipur Media Group (KMG), finds himself at the center of controversy due to the recent arrest of his father, Kailash Sirohiya. This has sparked a feud between MD of Kantipur and home minister Rabi Lamichhane. Amid this arrest and feud between Kantipur and Rabi Lamicchane, Shambhav Sirohiya has been in controversy recently.

The Video Message of Sambhav Sirohiya

On June 7, Sambhav Sirohiya, Managing Director of Kantipur Media Group (KMG), accused Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane of trying to suppress news about his involvement in a cooperative fraud scam. In a video message, Sambhav claimed that Lamichhane requested KMG not to publish information about the scam while it was under investigation. Additionally, Sambhav alleged that his father, Kailash Sirohiya, KMG’s chairman, was arrested in retaliation for their refusal to comply, with the charges being fabricated by the Home Minister. You can watch the video here.

Why has Sambhav Swar Sirohiya been in Controversy Recently?
source: Nepal Khabar

Past Controversies Involving Sambhav Sirohiya

This is not the first time Sambhav Sirohiya has been involved in a high-profile controversy. Previously, he publicly accused Home Minister Lamichhane of corruption and using his political influence to stifle freedom of the press. In an open letter, Sambhav detailed instances where he felt that Lamichhane was trying to manipulate media coverage to serve his own interests, underscoring the ongoing struggle between media independence and political power in Nepal.

Sambhav Sirohiya has also been accused of ‘hit and run case.’ During a press event, Lamichhane hinted at Sirohiya’s involvement in a ‘hit and run’ accident, referencing an incident from 2015. Lamichhane claimed that the incident wasn’t made public. While Sirohiya told that he called the police, and the incident report was with Nepal Traffic Baggikhana. The case was made public according to Sirohiya. Due to the arrest of Kailash Sirohiya, this ‘hit and run’ controversy has also sparked again.

rabi lamichhane and sambhav sirohiya
source: GlobalNagarik

Public and Media Reaction

The controversy has drawn widespread attention from both the public and media organizations. Many have expressed solidarity with the Sambhav Swar Sirohiya. Many have expressed their opinions against the Sirohiya family. Public has expressed their rage towards Sirohiya since they believe that he is trying to protect his and his family’s image. People are trolling him for his recent controversy as well as his past controversies.

Why has Sambhav Swar Sirohiya been in Controversy Recently?
source: Source Nepal

Conclusion

The controversy surrounding Sambhav Swar Sirohiya highlights critical issues about media freedom and political interference in Nepal. The arrest of his father, Kailash Sirohiya, has not only brought these issues to the forefront but also has raised question about his ‘hit and run’ case. Are Sirohiya family innocent? Is the home minister seeking revenge from them? or Sirohiya family is only trying to protect their image? What do you think?

Are you convinced that Kailash Sirohiya is innocent after watching Sambhav Swar Sirohiya’s video message?

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