KATHMANDU: Nepal’s outgoing Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara will move Patan High Court challenging the Kathmandu District Court’s order to send him to jail in an attempt to rape case.
Former Attorney General Raman Shrestha, who advocated for Mahara, said an application will be filed at the high court demanding a review of the district court.
“We are yet to study the court’s order,” Shrestha said, “We will move the high court after a detailed study of the order.”
Earlier, a single bench of Judge Sudarshanraj Pandey sent Mahara to jail on an attempt to rape case filed against him. With the court’s decision, Mahara has to stay at Dillibazaar Jail until the court delivers a final verdict on the case.
Mahara has been accused of attempting to rape a female employee at Parliament Secretariat which he has been denying.