Nepal’s star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been arrested by the police. Former Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has been arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. He is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. He has been kept in police custody. Let us tell you, after being accused of rape, Sandeep had left Nepal and the police was looking for Sandeep. He later said that he was ready to surrender and would return to the country on October 6.
In his clarification, Lamichhane wrote on Facebook, “As per my sincere commitment to submit myself at the authriity of Nepal, I am landing at 10:00 am from Qatar Airways in the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. I have already informed to the Police Authority in written about my submission at will.”
He further wrote, “I have also made humble request to the authority for the presence of my lawful attorney Saroj Krishna Ghimire ( Advocate) during the process of my submission to police authority to ensure my safety and security. I will fully cooperate in all stages of investigation and will fight legal battle to prove my innocence. Let the justice prevail”.
Lamichhane had written, “My dear well wishers, I assure all of you that I am innocent and I have not done any injustice to you. I have recovered from the unpleasant situation I went through and have prepared myself to prove myself innocent and a victim of conspiracy. I am sure that all the wrong allegations leveled against me will come out with time.”
Let us tell you, Nepal Police had sought help from Interpol after Sandeep’s whereabouts could not be traced. On the request of Nepal Police, Interpol issued a ‘diffusion’ notice against former Nepal national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane. A Nepali court had on September 8 issued a warrant for Lamichhane’s arrest for raping a 17-year-old girl.