Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge: Apex court wants all documents submitted as #BoycottCAN is trading on Twitter

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Nepal cricket team’s former captain Sandeep Lamichhane, accused of rape, gets released on bail, in Kathmandu, on Friday, January 13, 2023. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, February 3

The Supreme Court has ordered the Patan High Court to submit all documents related to the Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge.

Hearing a petition filed by the Office of the Auditor General demanding the former national cricket team star be sent back to judicial custody until the Kathmandu District Court issues the final verdict on the case, a single bench of Justice Hari Phuyal issued the order.

Earlier, the high court had released Lamichhane on bail against the district court’s order to send him to judicial custody.

Meanwhile, Twitter users in Nepal have started a campaign using the hashtag #BoycottCAN against the Cricket Association of Nepal’s decision to include the rape-accused Lamichhane in the national team preparing for the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.

Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge: What happened when?


September 6: A 17-year-old girl files a complaint against the then captain of the Nepal national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane, accusing him of raping her.

September 8: Kathmandu police receive an arrest warrant against him.

September 8: Cricket Association of Nepal suspends Lamichhane from the team.

September 9: Lamichhane leaves his CPL team, saying he would return home soon.

September 11: The Department of Immigration blacklists rape-accused cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane so that the police can arrest him as soon as he enters the country.

September 25: Lamichhane says he is in isolation to deal with stress but will return to defend the case.

September 26: Nepal Police circulates a diffusion notice among all Interpol members, seeking help to arrest him.

October 6: Lamichhane arrives in Nepal to get arrested.

October 10: Lamichhane gets remanded for seven days to let the police continue the investigation.

October 13: The remand is extended by five days.

October 19: The remand is extended by four days again.

October 23: The remand is extended by two days.

October 31: The government attorney’s office files a lawsuit, demanding a jail sentence of 10 to 12 years, against Sandeep Lamichhane

November 4: The cricket star is sent to judicial custody until the final verdict.


January 12: Patan High Court orders to release him on bail.

January 31: CAN lifts suspension of Sandeep Lamichhane hours after the Office of the Attorney General files an appeal demanding he is sent back into judicial custody.

February 2: CAN includes Lamichhane back into the national team.

February 3: The Supreme Court orders the Patan High Court to submit all documents related to the Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge.

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