Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Nepal Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara arrested on rape charges

(REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool)

KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal has arrested Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara following a district courts permission to take him into custody to investigate attempt-to-rape charges levelled against him.

Mahara has been taken to Metropolitan Police Circle, Singhadurbar, The Himalayan Times reported.

The Kathmandu District Court had earlier granted permission to the Nepal Police to arrest Mahara based on an FIR that was lodged against him following an allegation of rape.

The victim, who is a staffer at the Parliament Secretariat, had lodged the complaint against Mahara citing an attempt to rape and acts of violence, the police said.

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