London: Former captain of the national cricket team of Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane, is all set to be released on bail.
The Patan High Court on Thursday issued an order to release rape-accused Lamichhane on bail.
Earlier, the Kathmandu District Court had asked the authorities to remand Lamichhane in custody for investigation. Lamichhane had appealed to the high court for his release after the district court order.
According to Patan High Court’s Information Officer Devendra Poudel, a joint bench of high court judges Dhruba Raj Nanda and Ramesh Dhakal issued the order to release Lamichhane on a bail amount of Rs 2 million. Lamichhane’s lawyers Shambhu Thapa, Raman Shrestha, Krishna Bhandari and Murari Sapkota had pleaded on behalf of the cricketer.
Lamichhane, who is accused in a rape case, is currently under investigation. Although the high court has ordered his release on bail, Lamichhane will have to spend tonight at central jail. The jail administration has said it will release Lamichhane only on Friday.