Nepal | October 20, 2020

Siddhababa’s remand extended by three days

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Biratnagar, December 13

District Court Sunsari today extended remand of rape-accused Krishna Bahadur Giri, popularly known as Siddhababa, by three more days for the third time.

District Police Office Sunsari had sought Siddhababa’s extension for ten days as it would take time to collect evidences related to the rape incident. However, the district court extended the remand by three days only, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Binod Sharma. He was earlier remanded to custody for four days on November 30 and his remand was extended by seven days on December 6.

Krishna Bahadur Giri being taken to Sunsari District Court for extension of his remand, in Biratnagar, on Friday, December 13, 2019. Photo: THT

One of his female followers had registered a rape case against Siddhababa with Sunsari DPO saying she was called to his ashram where he raped her, on October 21.

The spiritual guru was admitted to Birat Nursing Home on November 28.

Police had reached the court to get an arrest order against him on December 1. The court had issued an arrest warrant the next day.

Siddhababa, who is undergoing treatment at Birat Nursing Home, has not been cooperating with the police in the investigation. “When police approach Siddhababa, he says doctors have asked him not to talk. It took time to record his statements due to his health condition,” said DSP Sharma.

The female, who filed an FIR against Siddhababa on rape charge, has submitted the audio conversation between Siddhababa and her to the police.

“The female has submitted an audio record of 120 minutes to the police for investigation,” police said. The audio record will be sent to Central Police Forensic Science Laboratory for test. “We have recorded the voice of Siddhababa as well and sent both the records for lab test”, said DSP Sharma.

READ ALSO:


A version of this article appears in print on December 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepalaya releases Dr Sudha Sharma's memoir 'Singha Durbarko Ghumne Mech'

KATHMANDU: Nepalaya book publication house has released Dr Sudha Sharma's memoir 'Singha Durbarko Ghumne Mech'. Issuing a press statement, the publication house said, Nepal's Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav unveiled the book amid special ceremony in Kathmandu, on Saturday. The book chr Read More...

Kuse Danda, a new tourist spot in Ilam

ITAHARI, OCTOBER 18 Ilam has added a new destination to its list of dozens of popular tourist destinations. Kuse Danda, a picture-perfect hillock located at Chulachuli Rural Municipality, has become the latest attraction in the southern belt of Ilam. A local writer, Bibas Balibhadra Koirala Read More...

Nepal Tourism Board

Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Airlines Corporation sign pact for tourism promotion

KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 18 Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) have signed an agreement today to promote tourism in the country. As per the agreement, NTB and NAC will collaborate on various aspects to promote the country’s tourism industry. The pact ensures cooperation Read More...

Nepal Investment Bank, Durbar Marga

Nepal Investment Bank online platform

KATHMANDU: NIBL Ace Capital Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL), has launched the online purchase platform for its open ended mutual fund, NIBL Sahabhagita Fund, the first ever open ended mutual fund scheme after the enactment of the Mutual Fund Regulation, 2067. In Read More...

50 Covid-19 fatalities reported in Gandaki Province so far

GANDAKI: Fifty Covid-19 related fatalities have been reported in Gandaki Province so far. Meanwhile, 3,499 people have recovered from the infection in the province. An additional 56 cases were recorded in the province on Sunday as per the information given by Gandaki Province Health Director Read More...

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

KARACHI: Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged election two years ago. The mass demonstration in Karachi was Read More...

Israel, Bahrain sign deal establishing formal ties

JERUSALEM: Israel and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to establish formal diplomatic relations, making the small Gulf country the fourth Arab state to normalize ties with Israel. The U.S.-brokered agreement capped a one-day visit by a high-level delegation of American and Israeli officials to Bahrain. Read More...

Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool must sign defender to replace injured Van Dijk: Carragher

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk's lengthy absence through a knee injury has opened up the Premier League title race and the champions must look to sign a replacement in the January transfer window, former defender Jamie Carragher said. Dutchman Van Dijk will have surgery for damaged lig Read More...