Kathmandu court concluding hearing on Mahara rape charge

File: Krishna Bahadur Mahara

Kathmandu, February 16

The Kathmandu District Court says it will soon conclude the hearing on a case against former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara. The leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has been accused of an attempt to rape a staffer of the Federal Parliament Secretariat.

The court had sent him to judicial custody on November 4 last year. Since then, he is in Dillibajaar Prison.

A staffer at the court says the ‘final hearing’ has begun this morning and the court will deliver the verdict as soon as it is over. “If the hearing will conclude today, the verdict will be issued today itself,” says Ananda Prasad Shrestha.

After being accused of the sexual abuse, Mahara had resigned from his position in October last year. He was arrested for investigation in the same month. Though Mahara denied the charge, the government attorney had filed the case based on the available circumstantial evidence.

Published on February 16th, Sunday, 2020 12:31 PM

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