Apex court judges refuse to take up Sobhraj case

Kathmandu, July 5:

Two justices of the Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal filed by suspected international serial killer Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj challenging verdicts of the lower courts.

Though the case was scheduled to be taken up by a division bench of justices Ram Prasad Shrestha and Rajendra Prasad Koirala toady, the judges refused to start a hearing. The judges said they have already conducted a hearing on the case three weeks ago and ordered government attorneys to appear in the Supreme Court to defend the case.

“Produce the issue before another bench,” the judges said. “The judges refused to conduct a hearing.

However, we are expecting that the case would come up for a hearing within two months,” Sobhraj’s lawyer Raja Ram Dhakal told this daily. On July 15, the judges had ordered the government to re-examine the circumstantial evidences on which the lower courts convicted Sobhraj.