Sobhraj Appeal in September
The Supreme Court has postponed the appeal of the notorious "Bikini Killer", French national Charles Sobhraj from this week until September, AFP quoted a court official as saying.
"The hearing on the Charles Sobhraj case will take place on September 13," said Ram Krishna Timilsina, registrar of the Supreme Court.Sobhraj, dubbed the "Bikini Killer" after being linked to a series of backpacker deaths across Asia in the 1970s, is appealing his conviction for the murder of a US woman.
The delay was due to the need to find two new Supreme Court justices to assign to the case.
Sobhraj is appealing a 20-year prison sentence for the 1975 murder of American Connie Joe Brozich. Sobhraj was arrested in 2003 in Kathmandu and convicted the following year of Brozich's killing and the verdict was upheld by a higher court.
Sobhraj's lawyers now are appealing the verdict before the Supreme Court, arguing the evidence against the half-Vietnamese, half-Indian French national was fabricated.