Rabi Lamichhane Remained In Police Custody For Five Days

Police also fired 10 cells of tear gas to disperse the angry supporters.

Aug. 17, 2019, 8:29 a.m.

Five police personnel were injured after followers of Television Program Presenter Rabi Lamichhane crashed with police in Chitwan District Police Office in Bharatpur.

Lamichhane’s supporters gathered at the spot also vandalize the Police Of Chitwan. According to police, police were injured when the group petted police with stone and iron. Police also fired 10 cells of tear gas to disperse the angry supporters. Lamichhane’s supporters had staged a protest outside the District Police Office this morning demanding his immediate release.

Police brought Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki to District Police Office (DPO), Chitwan around 1:00 am on Friday, after which they underwent health check-up at Bharatpur Hospital.

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As per the order of Chitwan District Court, television program presenter Rabi Lamichhane along with two others has been remanded in police custody for five days starting Friday.

A single bench of Justice Binod Kumar Sharma took the decision to this effect to carry out further investigation into the case. Police arrested Lamichhane, Yuvaraj Kandel and Asmita Karki in connection to the death of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini, which appeared to be a suicide.

A video footage recorded by Pudasaini on his mobile phone — which was made public by an online news portal — accuses Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki for his death.

Journalist Shalikram Pudasaini, associated with Mountain Television, was found hanging in a local hotel in Chitwan district on August 6. A video footage recorded by Pudasaini on his mobile phone — which was made public by an online news portal — accuses Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki for his death, which appeared to be a suicide.

Pudasaini used to work for News24 Television channel with Lamichhane and Kandel before joining Mountain Television some two months back. He was associated with Mountain Television until his death.

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