Former speaker Mahara being released from Dillibazar jail shortly

Published On: February 17, 2020 03:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was acquitted of attempt to rape charge by the Kathmandu District Court, is being released from Dillbazar jail shortly.

Issuing a final verdict, a single bench of judge Ambar Raj Poudel gave clean chit to Mahara, who was accused of raping a woman employee at the Parliament secretariat.

The bench was scheduled to issue the judgment on the case on Sunday after concluding the hearings but failed to do so owing to lack of time.

On December 20, the Patan High Court (PHC) had directed the lower court to conclude the case within a month upholding his detention in relation to the attempted rape of a female staffer of the Parliament Secretariat, Roshani Shahi.

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