SC quashes petition

Kathmandu, October 17:

The Supreme Court today quashed a habeas corpus petition against the Metropolitan Police Range (MPR), Hanumandhoka, filed demanding the release of Pragyan SJB Rana who has been detained on the charge of cheating people.

A single bench of Justice Gauri Dhakal quashed the petition stating that Rana’s detention does not need apex court’s intervention. Demanding the apex court’s order against the MPR, Hanumandhoka, and chief of MPR, Maharajgunj, Bikash Raj Khanal, and District Government Lawyers’ Office, Kathmandu, two petitions were lodged seeking the release of Rana and Pradip Kumar Pakhrin.

Rana’s son Pradipta and Pakhrin’s relative Dipak Tamang had lodged the petitions seeking the apex court’s intervention. The duo were held on the charge of cheating people. However, Pakhrin was freed after the petitions were lodged.