KATHMANDU: Outgoing Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been remanded in police custody for three more days starting today, according to the decision of the Kathmandu District Court.
A single bench of Judge Deepak Kumar Dahal took the decision to this effect to carry out further investigation into the case.
The court extended the remand for three more days in connection with the alleged attempt to rape case filed against Mahara by victim Roshani Shahi, a female employee at Parliament Secretariat.
Mahara, who has been facing charges over sexual misconduct, was produced before the Kathmandu District Court on Tuesday.
Mahara was arrested from his official residence in Baluwatar on October 6 after Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant against him for allegedly raping Shahi.
Meanwhile, police have already sent a pair of spectacles, an insole of a shoe allegedly belonging to Mahara, and a glass to the Central Police Forensic Science Laboratory for necessary investigation.
The items were recovered from Shahi’s rented-apartment at Tinkune.
Mahara is currently admitted at the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital after complaints of hypertension.