KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Kathmandu District Court has allowed police to arrest immediate past speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara over alleged rape case filed against him by Roshani Shahi, an employee at the parliament secretariat.
A single bench of district Judge Brajesh Pyakurel on Sunday allowed police to arrest Mahara and launch probe into the case.
Police may arrest him by evening today.
Roshani Shahi on Friday registered an FIR against Mahara at Metropolitan Police Circle, New Baneshwor accusing him of sexually harassing her.
Following her complaint, police moved the court to get permission for the arrest of Mahara who had stepped down from the post of speaker amid allegations last week.