Standup comedian Singh released on bail of Rs 250,000Singh was arrested on August 28, for his allegedly insensitive and derogatory comments on the Newa community. He was re-arrested on Monday.
The Kathmandu District Court has released standup comedian Apoorwa Kshitiz Singh on bail.
A single bench of judge Madhav Prasad Mainali issued an order saying that Singh be released on a bail of Rs250,000.
Achyut Neupane, chief of the Kathmandu District Attorney’s Office, told the Post that the court released Singh on Thursday evening after the bail amount was paid on his behalf.
Singh was caught on August 28, after the Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant for his allegedly insensitive and derogatory comments on the Newa community.
On September 8, he was released without bail after he got infected with Covid-19.
The standup comedian, who was re-arrested on Monday, remained in custody on Wednesday as the district court did not schedule a hearing on his case even as the police and the District Attorney’s Office had presented the investigation report and necessary documents to the court.
The District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against Singh seeking up to five years in prison as per sections 65, 165, 166 and 168 of the National Penal (Code) Act, 2017.