Plea for inmate’s release

KATHMANDU: Advocate Motilal Shrestha filed a habeas corpus petition at the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking the release of Dadiram Paudel, who has been imprisoned at the Nakkhu jail on the charge of possessing a fake passport. As per the law of the land, a jail term of one year, three months and 20 days is awarded to anyone found in possession of a fake passport, Shrestha said, adding, however, that his client had already spent one year, six months and 20 days in jail.

The case is still sub-judice at the Lalitpur District Court.