The Kanchanpur District Court has sought a bail amount of Rs 1.05 million from the then chief of Kanchanpur Police Dilli Raj Bista who is facing the case of negligence and destruction of evidence during investigation of the rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.
The bench of district Justice Rajendra Kumar Acharya has sought the amount in two different cases related to rape and murder of Nirmala Panta.
The court has sought Rs 600,000 in the case of torturing the accused Dilip Singh Bista in custody and Rs 450,000 in the case of negligence and destruction of evidence during investigation of the case, according to registrar at the court Hari Krishna Awasthi.
Dilli Raj Bista had surrendered before the Kanchanpur District Court on March 19. The Nepal Police had filed both the cases of torture, and negligence and destruction of evidence on March 6.
Panta’s body was found in a sugarcane field on July 27, 2018. Some of the police personnel involved in the investigation of the case were relieved from their job while some were suspended after finding out their involvement in damaging evidences and fabricating suspects.