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Lawmaker Sah freed on general date

Janakpurdham, October 18

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal lawmaker Pramod Kumar Sah, who was arrested for vandalising Buddha Air counter at Janakpur airport, was freed on general date today.

Police had arrested Sah, who was elected to the House of Representatives from Sarlahi, on October 15. He was kept in the custody of District Police Office, Dhanusha, since Tuesday.

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal cadres welcoming lawmaker Pramod Kumar Sah (centre), in Janakpur, on Friday, October 18, 2019. Photo: THT

District Court Dhanusha issued an order to release Sah on general date.  A single bench of district judge Tej Narayan Poudel had issued the order to free Sah, according to court staffer Yagya Prasad Acharya.

RJP-N cadres and leaders had welcomed Sah after his release with garlands. Later, Sah offered puja at Janaki temple along with his supporters.

Police had arrested Sah from Kathmandu for vandalising Buddha air counter at Janakpur airport last Monday. Police had filed a case under Civil Aviation Act. Following his arrest, the Parliament Secretariat had issued a notice stating that he had been suspended and had lost his authority to function as the lawmaker. He was subject to lose facility as the lawmaker for as long as he remained in the custody.

Venting ire over the flight delay for almost three hours, lawmaker Sah had resorted to vandalising VIP lounge at Janakpur airport and Buddha Air counter.



A version of this article appears in print on October 19, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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