KATHMANDU - Fighting a tortuous battle in Nepal’s Supreme Court to overturn a murder conviction that sent him behind bars for life, Charles Sobhraj has fired his principal lawyer, accusing the latter of trying to jeopardise his chances of acquittal.
KATHMANDU - Nepal’s Maoist-led government Tuesday suffered a serious setback after the Nepali Supreme Court reinstated eight army generals who had been forced into retirement.
KATHMANDU - Exactly a month after Nepal’s apex court squashed his dream of freedom, Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj Thursday began a fresh battle for release in a lower court, where judges will decide if he had come to the Himalayan nation more than three decades ago using a fraudulent passport.
KATHMANDU - A frail and ailing lawyer in southern Nepal who fought a one-man battle against the state and security forces to get justice for his college-going son who disappeared during the 10-year Maoist insurgency has finally received vital support. The nation’s apex court has ordered the police to take action against the guilty officials.
KATHMANDU - After a long four-year wait for justice, Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, convicted for the murder of an American citizen in 1976, Tuesday failed to get a final verdict from the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU - Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj’s hope of freedom were dashed Tuesday by Nepal’s Supreme Court, which sent him to a legal labyrinth by ordering a trivial case dismissed almost six years ago by a lower court to be returned there for fresh trial.
KATHMANDU - Asked to arbitrate in the growing row over Nepal’s revered Pashupatinath temple, the Himalayan republic’s apex court said it would hear the dispute Monday.
KATHMANDU - The battle for control of Nepal’s revered Pashupatinath temple has now reached the republic’s apex court with the pro-Nepali lobby crossing legal swords with the pro-Indian group.
KATHMANDU - As Charles Sobhraj awaits Nepal’s top court to pronounce its verdict on a sensational murder trial that harks back to the bygone hippie era of free sex and drug experimentations in the 70s, his lawyers have raised the spectre of a dead victim being actually alive and at large.
KATHMANDU - After a six-year dogged legal battle, Nepal’s Supreme Court Sunday announced that the fate of alleged serial killer Charles Sobhraj, now is jail here, will be decided Jan 13.