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Former Speaker Mahara Sent To Jail On Rape Attempt Charge
  Kathmandu, Nepal      November 04 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 04, 2019: Former House of Representatives Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been sent to jail on the charges of attempt to rape against an employee of the parliamentary secretariat.  
The Kathmandu District Court on Monday decided to send Mahara to judicial custody. A single bench of justice Sudarsan Raj Pandey made the decision to send him to judicial custody.
A rape attempt case was filed against former speaker Mahara demanding a seven-and-a-half-year jail term. 
Roshani Shahi, a staffer at the Parliament Secretariat had filed a First Information Report (FRI) on October 4, accusing Mahara of attempting to rape her on September 29 by entering at her rented apartment in Tinkune, Kathmandu.