Rape-accused judge Bhuwan Giri sent to Kapilvastu for further investigationGiri, who has been accused of marital rape by his second wife, was arrested from Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Judge Bhuwan Giri, who was arrested on rape charges, has been sent to District Police Office in Kapilvastu for further investigation.
Giri, who was arrested from Pabitranagar in Gongbu on Tuesday afternoon, was sent to Bhairahawa on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport later in the evening.
Superintendent of Police Sitaram Rijal, the spokesperson at the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range, informed that Kapilvastu Police took over the custody of Giri from Bhairahawa.
The Kapilvastu District Court, on April 3, had issued an arrest warrant against Giri following a complaint registered by Giri’s wife at the Kapilvastu District Police Office, a month ago, accusing the judge of marital rape.
Giri’s wife has accused her husband of domestic violence and sexual exploitation.
Giri, who was assigned to serve as district judge at the Kapilvastu District Court last June, was transferred to the Judicial Council in Kathmandu a month ago.
In November last year, Giri’s wife had lodged a complaint at the District Police Office, but the police refused to register her complaint. Soon after that Giri had also filed a complaint against his wife at the District Police Office accusing her of stealing money.
Following the police’s refusal to register her complaint, Giri’s wife went to Kathmandu and spoke to various media outlets. On February 15, Giri’s wife staged a demonstration outside the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar. She and two other women were arrested for protesting.
She had filed a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission and the National Women’s Commission, seeking action against her husband. She also filed another complaint at the Judicial Council.
She is Giri’s second wife. He had been staying with her after legally separating from his first wife.