Lalita Niwas land case: Court remands 4 in custody for 7 days

Kathmandu District Court
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Kathmandu District Court. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, June 28

All four out of the seven individuals who were arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday for their involvement in the Lalita Niwas land case have been remanded in custody by the Kathmandu District Court.

The Kathmandu District Court has granted permission to detain the four accused individuals for a period of seven days. They were arrested on charges of forging government documents with the intention of illegally acquiring land in Lalita Nivas in Baluwatar.

According to SP Navraj Adhikari of the CIB, the Kathmandu District Court has granted permission to detain and investigate former Election Commissioner Sudhir Kumar Shah, Bhatbhateni Supermarket owner Min Bahadur Gurung, former Dillibazar Land Revenue Office employee Gopal Karki, and Dharma Prasad Gautam.

Three out of the seven were released as they had court orders instructing the authorities to investigate them without arresting them and keeping them out of custody.

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