KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The District Court Kathmandu has finished recording the statement of Sandeep Lamichhane, the suspended Captain of the Nepali National Cricket team, in a rape case registered against him.
Lamichhane’s statement was taken in the case registered against him by the office of public prosecutor. The statement was taken before the single bench of Judge Madhav Prasad Ghimire on Tuesday. Hearing on the case would begin from Wednesday.
A case was registered at the court last Monday against Lamichhane on the charge of raping a 17-year-old girl.
The office of the public prosecutor has demanded 12 years of imprisonment for Lamichhane in the case registered. The police report submitted to the public prosecutor has also recommended the same duration of imprisonment for the accused.
Lamichhane, who has been in police custody since he was arrested following an FIR filed against him, has been denying the charge of raping the teenager girl. He had given statement that he is innocent and did not rape the girl.
He was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport on October 6 on the charge and remains in judicial custody since then.