Police prepare to present Raut before Supreme Court

Police prepare to present Raut before Supreme Court

Police is preparing to present Chandra Kant Raut , who was arrested three days ago from Morang on the charge of being involved in a secessionist campaign, before the Supreme Court .

Deputy Superintendent of Police Prabhu Prasad Dhakal informed that Raut would be presented before the apex court by September 19.

Raut has been booked under the Public Offence Act. The Morang District Administration Office on Sunday remanded Raut to a six-day custody to probe his campaign for “independent Madhes”. The District Attorney Office has already recorded Raut’s statement.

Responding to a habeas corpus writ, the Supreme Court had ordered to present Raut before the court by September 19.

DSP Dhakal said the case would be filed against him once the investigation is complete.

Protests were organised in some Tarai districts to press for Raut’s release on Tuesday. A group of engineering students took out a rally in Biratnagar.

Sadbhawan Party (Gajendra) in Rajbiraj organised a press meet demanding Raut’s immediate release. Party Chairperson Bikash Tiwari said the arrest of Raut was the government’s attempt to deflect the Madhesi agendas of federalism, proportional representation and one Madhes province.

Source: eKantipur