Wednesday, 7 December, 2022

Lamichhane sent to judicial custody

The Kathmandu District Court on Friday ordered Nepal’s star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane to be sent to judicial custody until the final hearing over the case of rape of a minor which has been pressed against him, reports WIONEWS.

The court decided to remand Lamichhane in custody until the final verdict over the case lodged against him. The former Nepali national cricket team captain is facing a charge of raping a minor. The preliminary hearing over the case comes after the completion of the bail hearing at the Kathmandu District Court."Until the final verdict, the star cricketer would be kept in Central Jail," Sundara, Dineshraj Mainali, Superintendent of Police at District Police Range, Kathmandu confirmed ANI over the phone. The police in the filed complaint has demanded 12 years sentence against Lamichhane over the case filed against Lamichhane. But, Lamichhane, from the first day, has been pleading innocent stating this a ploy to defame him and affect his rising career.

On September 6, a 17-year-old girl files a complaint against the then-captain of the Nepal national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane, accusing him of raping her. Two days after the formal complaint, the Kathmandu police receive an arrest warrant against him. On the same day, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) suspends Lamichhane from the team.