Saturday, March 25, 2006

Habeas corpus petition filed

Kathmandu March 25- A habeas corpus petition was filed on Friday in the Supreme Court seeking its order to release recently sacked sub-inspector Hom Bahadur Bagale, claiming that the Police Headquarters, IGP Shyam Bhakta Thapa and Kathmandu District Police Office have allegedly been involved in detaining Bagale illegally.

Advocate Tikaram Pokhrel filed the petition seeking the SC’s order to the authorities to release him as the authorities “might have been torturing him like in the past.” The petitioner claimed the authorities had tortured him in the past charge him with hiding 27 kg gold.
The petitioner also sought the apex court’s order to produce him before it to test his detention.

Meanwhile, RSS quoted Nepal Police as saying that the ‘propaganda’ spread by Bagale that his head was partially shaved and he was meted out indecent activities are all false.

The Police Headquarters said Bagale was subjected to departmental action as per the Nepal Police Regulations for his ‘irresponsible activities and conduct’.

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