Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations

Krishna Bahadur Mahara is a Nepalese politician, belonging to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). He was a prominent maoist leader during the civil war. After the maoists entered the peace process, he was elected to parliament/constituent-assembly multiple times, and also became cabinet minister. Following his election to the house of representatives in the 2017 legislative election, he was elected House Speaker. In September 2019, an employee of the parliament secretariat came forward alleging sexual assault by a drunk Mahara at her apartment on the night of 29 September. Mahara resigned as Speaker on 1 October at the behest of his party, and was subsequently arrested and remains in police custody as the investigation is ongoing.
Krishna Bd Mahara
In the April 2008 Constituent Assembly election he was elected from the Dang-3 constituency, winning 20784 votes. He was subsequently appointed as Minister of Information and Communication in the Cabinet headed by CPN (M) Chairman Prachanda and sworn in on 22 August 2008.

Police arrest Krishna Bahadur Mahara over rape allegations
Police took Mahara into custody after the Kathmandu District Court earlier on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against him following a formal complaint by the accuser on Friday.
Police on Sunday took Krishna Bahadur Mahara into custody to investigate rape charges he is facing, in what is the first such high profile arrest in relation to sexual assault allegations.The arrest was made on the basis of a complaint filed by the accuser, an employee at the Parliament Secretariat, at the Baneshwor police post on Friday, five days after an online portal broke the story about rape allegations against Mahara, who has since resigned from the post of the House Speaker.

Even though the complaint was filed on Friday evening, police had not been able to start the process to take Mahara into custody because the court was closed on Saturday.

Hours after the court issued an arrest warrant on Sunday, a police team, led by Durga Regmi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Baneshwor police station, had reached Baluwatar where the House Speaker’s residence is situated.

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