The Patan High Court has ordered the release of Sandeep Lamichhane, the former captain of the Nepali national cricket team, on bail. The bench of Patan High Court judges overturned the order of the Kathmandu District Court that sent him to prison for pre-trial detention and ordered the release of Sandeep on a bond of 2 million rupees.
Last August, a teenage girl filed a complaint against Sandeep in the police circle on the charge of rape. Based on the complaint, the police detained Sandeep for 24 days and investigated. After the investigation, the police filed a case against Sandeep in the Kathmandu court for the crime of forced labor. The final decision of this case will be taken from the Kathmandu District Court.
Sandeep was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl by taking her to a hotel in Kathmandu on Bhadra 5. Since then, Sandeep was kept in Central Jail Sundhara and was being investigated. Despite the allegations, Sandeep has been granted bail by the Patan High Court and the final decision of the case will be made by the Kathmandu District Court.