Supreme Court orders release of Indo-French serial killer Charles Sobhraj from jail

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Indo-French serial killer Charles Sobhraj from jail .

A bench of SC Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Til Prasad Shrestha issued an order to release Sobhraj who is currently in the central jail in Kathmandu.

The court has also ordered the authorities to send him to his country within 15 days if he does not have to stay in prison in other cases.

Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage committed a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s.

He has been lodged in Kathmandu central jail in 2003 on charges of traveling with a false passport and for the murders of American tourist Connie Jo Boronzich, 29, and Canadian Laurent Carrière, 26, in 1975.

He has been implicated in more than 20 killings, served 21 years in prison in India for poisoning a French tourist and killing an Israeli national.

The Supreme Court had sentenced him to life in prison for murdering an American tourist, Connie Joe Bronzich, in 1975 in Nepal. In 2014, he was convicted of killing Laurent Carriere, a Canadian backpacker, and given a second life sentence.




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