Nepal | September 16, 2019

Court extends remand of Lamichhane, two others till Aug 24

Tilak Ram Rimal

CHITWAN: The District Court, Chitwan on Tuesday extended the remand of current affairs television host Rabi Lamichanne and two others till August 24 in connection to the death of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini.

All of them — Lamichhane, Yuvraj Kandel and Asmita Karki (Ruku) — were presented before the court at the end of their five-day remand, police said.

Government attorney Yadunath Sharma had requested a 10-day remand for further investigation. However, a single bench of District Court Judge Gayatri Prasad Regmi granted 5 days remand, according to court official Rudramani Giri.

Senior lawyer Sushil Panta, lawyers Sunil Kumar Pokhrel and Chudamani Sapkota defended TV host Rabi Lamichanne and his collegue Yuvraj Kandel. Similarly, lawyer Narayan Giri defended Asmita Karki.

During the court session, defendant lawyers demanded the immediate release of their clients.

The supporters of television host Lamichhane have continued to stage demonstrations in front of the DPO demanding his immediate release since his arrest on Thursday. Likewise, they also took out various cultural processions in the city in protest of his arrest, today.

Earlier, journalist Shalikram Pudasaini was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a local hotel in Chitwan around 10:00 pm on August 05.

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