Khotang Court orders release of person mistakenly arrested

KHOTANG: The Khotang District Court has instructed police to release a person, who was allegedly arrested in possession of contraband drug.

The District Court wrote a letter to the Khotang District Police Office to let Nar Bahadur Magar of Dikuwa-6, who was arrested on January 8 because of a misunderstanding, go free.

Instead of Nar Bahadur Garbuja Magar of Dikuwa-2, police had arrested Nar Bahadur Magar, who had similar name, a Court staff Dor Narayan Shrestha said.

The Court had even sentenced the suspect Garbuja Magar to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 on September 17, 2002.