Mahara’s remand to be extended

Published On: October 15, 2019 10:03 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 15:  Nepal Police is due to present disgraced former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to the Kathmandu District Court demanding extension of his remand until completion of the investigation process. 

Police said it would take investigators at least a few more weeks to complete the investigation due to Mahara’s poor health, Dashain holidays and the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, said DSP Hobindra Bogati, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Range.

Mahara is undergoing treatment at Norvic Hospital for high blood pressure and heart-related ailment. Mahara had resigned from the speaker on October 1 after a female staffer of the parliament secretariat accused him of raping her.

The woman who had later taken back the allegation finally filed a police complaint accusing Mahara of attempted rape and he was subsequently arrested. He denies the rape charge.

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