Court fails to find Sobhraj file

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 28:

The Bhaktapur District Court has informed that it could not find the case file filed some 28 years ago against Charles Sobhraj charging him of killing two foreign nationals in Nepal. "The Bhaktapur District Court recently informed us that it could not find the file," the Kathmandu District Court administrative chief Balabhadra Banstola said. The Kathmandu Court had for the second time asked the Bhaktapur Court to search search the case file registered in 1975.

"There is no base for the the Kathmandu District court to decide the pending case against Sobhraj," Banstola said. On the case filed against Sobhraj in 1975 in the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur district courts, he faces charge of killing Connie Jo Bronich from Santa Cruz, California and Laurent Ormond Carrierre from Monitoba, Canada, in Nepal.