Lharkyal Lama remanded for three more days

KATHMANDU: SSP Bikram Singh Thapa, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu said the District Administration Office remanded the UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Lharkyal Lama to police custody for three more days.

Police had produced him before the DAO today seeking extension of the remand as investigation was underway.



Lharkyal Lama produced before District Administration for remand

KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist leader Lharkyal Lama, who was arrested after 14 rounds of live bullets were found in his bank locker during a raid conducted by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday, was prodcued before the Kathmandu District Administration Office for remand on Friday.

Lama was produced before the District Administration after the time given to police for investigation ended today.

Earlier on Sunday, the Administration had remanded UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Lharkyal Lama to police custody for five days for investigation.

The bullets were found from his locker in Durbarmarga-based Nepal Investment Bank

The CIAA had been investigating into a money laundering case against Lama, who was forced to resign from the Jhala Nath Khanal-led government in 2011 following allegations that he held Indian passport and Tibetan refugee card.

Following the incident, the CIAA team had handed over Lama to the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarga for investigation.