Cricketer and captain of the national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: Police said they are seeking an arrest warrant from the Kathmandu District Court against the captain of the national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane.
On Tuesday, a 17-year-old minor filed a complaint of rape against Lamichhane at the Gaushala Police Circle.
The Police Circle, Gaushala has said that an investigation is being carried out for the alleged crime of coercion and rape against the captain of the Nepali national cricket team, Lamichhane.
According to the police, they are preparing to issue an arrest warrant against Lamichhane after completing the legal process.
The police will go to the court to issue an arrest warrant after completing all legal work.
Currently, the police are gathering evidence, including collecting CCTV footage.
Police have also started to collect CCTV footage of the two hotels where Lamichhane, who is accused of raping a 17-year-old minor, had stayed with the girl.
After registering the complaint, police proceeded with the girl’s health examination and further investigation into the incident.
There is a legal provision that the police must seek permission from the court to issue an arrest warrant to the person accused or related to any incident.
The police issued a statement saying that a detailed investigation is being carried out on Lamichhane by a police team jointly deployed from District Police Complex, Kathmandu and Police Circle, Gaushala.
According to the police, a girl filed a case alleging Lamichhane for taking her to various places in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur all day on August 21 and brought her to a hotel in Sinamangal of Kathmandu the same night.
The victim has undergone a detailed health examination, police said.