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Murder convict Sobhraj on pending list of elderly prisoners awaiting waiver of jail sentence

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s jail administration has put French national Charles Sobhraj, a murder convict serving jail sentence in Nepal, on the list elderly prisoners awaiting waiver of jail sentence.

Spokesperson at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Sanjeeb Raj Regmi, said he was not fully aware of the inclusion of Charles Sobhraj on the list of waiver of jail sentence of elderly prisoners, in a move forwarded by Attorney General Agni Kharel.

However, he said the provision related to waiver of jail term of elderly prisoners in the Senior Citizens Act depends upon two factors — the government’s decision whether or not to waive the sentence, and secondly, whether the person in question is a threat to society.



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