Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese descent, will spend an extra day in a Nepalese prison when immigration authorities on Thursday expressed they could not arrange accommodation for the notorious serial killer, who is expected to be deported upon release by order of the Government. supreme court.
A joint bench of judges Sapana Pradhan Malla and Tilak Prasad Shrestha on Wednesday ordered the release of 78-year-old Charles Sobhraj from prison.
His lawyer Gopal Shivakoti Chintan said: “Although everything has been resolved for him to be released from prison, he still has to be handed over to the Immigration Department. Immigration has requested a postponement of his release. do for him until Friday because they need to prepare a place for him.”
Nicknamed the “Bikini Killer” and “Snake” for his skills in deception and evasion, Charles Sobharaj is serving a life sentence in a Kathmandu prison since 2003 for the murder of an American woman Connie Jo Bronzich. in 1975 in Nepal.
In 2014, he was found guilty of murdering Laurent Carriere, a Canadian backpacker, and sentenced to life for the second time.
A life sentence in Nepal means 20 years in prison.
The order of Nepal’s highest court came after Charles Shobraj filed a claim claiming that he had been sent to prison for more than the term recommended for him.
There is a legal provision that allows the release of prisoners who have served 75% of their prison term and demonstrated good character while incarcerated.
Charles Sobhraj through his petition announced that he had served his prison term under the ‘concession’ given to the elderly of Nepal.
He claimed that he had served 17 of his 20-year sentence and had been offered release for good conduct.
Charles Sobhraj was discovered at a casino in Kathmandu in August 2003 and arrested. He was sentenced to life in prison for murder after a trial.
He has been linked to numerous backpacker murders.
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