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Hearing in the rape case against the suspended captain of the national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane has started from today in the District Court of Kathmandu, Although the detention hearing against Lamichhane began before the bench of Judge Madhav Prasad Ghimire, it has postponed for Thursday as the hearing could not been held.
The hearing will continue tomorrow, where the lawyers from the defendant side will present their arguments. A case was registered at the Court on last Monday against Lamichhane on the charge of raping a 17-year-old girl. The office of the public prosecutor has demanded 10 to 12 years of imprisonment for Lamichhane in the case registered.
The police report submitted to the public prosecutor has also recommended the same duration of imprisonment for the accused. Lamichhane, who has been in police custody since he was arrested following an FIR filed against him, has been denying the charge of raping the teenage girl. He had given a statement that he is innocent and did not rape the girl. He was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport on October 6 on the charge and remains in judicial custody since then. ---