CK Raut sent to jail


The Rautahat District Court has sent secessionist CK Raut, who has been campaigning for Free Madhesh, to jail on Thursday.
A bench of Justice Ambika Niraula has ordered the police to conduct investigation keeping Raut in custody, according to Registrar at the court Guna Raj Parajuli. Parajuli said Raut has been sent to the district jail Thursday itself.
Raut was last arrested on October 7 by Rautahat Police on charge of organized offense against the state and filed a sedition case in the court. The habeas corpus petition filed by his family with the Rautahat District Court was dismissed.
The family then moved the Supreme Court (SC) seeking his release. A joint bench of Justices Deepak Raj Joshi and Bam Kumar Shrestha at the SC on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Jaya Kanta Raut on October 29.
Raut has previously been arrested on several occasions on charge of sedition and subsequently been released by the court citing lack of evidence.

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