Mahara challenges court’s order with defence army of 30 lawyers

  • November 22, 2019

Former House Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has filed an appeal at the Patan High Court, challenging the Kathmandu District Court’s remand order against him over attempted rape allegations.

Earlier this month, the Kathmandu District Court had remanded Mahara in judicial custody until the final verdict in the case. The High Court is expected to ask the District Court to furnish the details about the case today.

Disgraced Mahara was arrested on October 6, two days after a female staffer at the Parliament Secretariat lodged a complaint with the police, accusing him of attempted rape on September 29.

Police have recommended five to seven-and-a-half years jail term for Mahara. He has a defence team of nearly 30 lawyers, including former attorney general, Raman Kumar Shrestha

Four days after his arrest, Mahara complained of chest pain and was admitted to Norvic Hospital. He defended his case from the hospital until the District Court ordered to remand Mahara in judicial custody on November 4. He has since been moved to Dillibazaar prison.