Arrest warrant issued for Astha Raut

Prashant Ojha

January 19, 2020

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Arrest warrant issued for Astha Raut

Nepali singer Astha Raut. (Photo: Raut's Facebook)

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KATHMANDU: District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu on Sunday issued an arrest warrant for famed Nepali singer Astha Raut.

DAO issued the warrant for Raut paving the path for police to arrest the singer to investigate an ‘indecent behavior’ case filed against her, SSP Uttam Raj Subedi, Chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu told Khabarhub

The law enforcement agency is preparing to arrest the singer today following the issuance of the warrant. If found guilty, Raut could face a one-year jail term or fine up to Rs 10,000 or both.

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.

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