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Police gearing up to arrest singer Astha Raut

18 January 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Police have geared up to arrest famed Nepali singer Astha Raut to investigate an ‘indecent behavior’ case filed against her.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office (MPCO), Ranipokhari has directed Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu to take ahead the case after a preliminary investigation, according to DIG Bishwo Raj Pokharel.

According to sources, police are gearing up to arrest the singer on Sunday. She is currently in Sikkim, India on a musical tour.

Police Constable Ramita Shrestha deployed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Security Office had filed a complaint against the singer at MPCO.

She had lodged the complaint saying that singer Raut showed an ‘indecent behavior’ to her during a security check at the airport on Wednesday.

In the complaint, she has demanded a maximum punishment as per existing laws.

Raut on Thursday had taken to social media to vent her ire on a policewoman on duty at the airport.

Talking to Khabarhub, Raut had said that the policewoman used ‘inappropriate’ words to her while she was passing through the security screening process at the airport.

Publish Date : 18 January 2020 20:25 PM

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