The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to release Charles Shovraj Gurumukh and send him back to his country within two weeks.
A division bench of justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Til Prasad Shrestha issued the order on Wednesday. “If it is not necessary to imprison him for other cases, he needs to be released and arrangement made to send him back to his home within 15 days,” the order stated, urging the concerned body to send this message to reach the Prison Office through the district court.
In response to a writ petition on a show cause order, the justices mentioned that Shovraj had been 75-years-old and is under medication for heart disease. He has also served 75 percent (19 years) of his jail term. So, it is not reasonable to keep him in prison from the viewpoints of constitution and legal rights, and human rights of prisoners.
The District Court Bhaktapur had issued an order on lifetime imprisonment along with confiscation of all property of the French national Shovraj, called serial bikini killer, in a murder case in 2003.
Source: National News Agency Nepal