The Patan High Court has announced a rescheduled hearing date for the high-profile case involving individuals detained in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam. The joint bench of judges, comprising Murari Babu Shrestha and Krishna Ram Koirala, has ordered that the hearing will take place on November 21.
Among the 18 accused arrested in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugee scam, two prominent political figures are currently in pre-trial detention. These individuals include Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, who serves as the secretary for the CPN-UML party and has previously held the position of deputy prime minister, and Bal Krishna Khand, a leader of the Nepali Congress party and former home minister.
The legal proceedings in this case have been closely watched, and the Kathmandu District Court had previously ordered that the accused individuals remain in custody while awaiting trial. In response to this decision, the accused parties have taken their case to the Patan High Court, where they have requested that the district court’s ruling be overturned.
Additionally, the public prosecutor’s office has filed a petition with the Patan High Court, urging that individuals who were released on bail be detained, further intensifying the legal battle surrounding this case.