Judicial custody in Bibek Murder case
The Kathmandu District Court on monday remanded the six accused in the eight-year-old Bibek Sharma Luitel murder case to judicial custody.Following a hearing on a charge-sheet filed by the government prosecutor yesterday a single bench of judge Prem Raj Dhakal permitted the authorities to put the accused to custody till the final disposal of the case.
The prosecutor had filed the case, demanding life sentence for Bhikhari Khan, Okil Ansari, Pappu Mandal, Pateni Palten Lama, Shaknina Manandhar Khapung, and Mokhtari Ansari.
Bhikhari, Okil and Mokhtar are Indian nationals, while the rest are Nepali citizens involved in the murder case.
The Kathmandu District Police Office had produced six of the accused before the court along with the charge-sheet, but the police could not produce one of the accused, Akbar Ansari, who is absconding.