Gyanendra`s son-in-law held from discotheque
Last Updated: Sunday, August 08, 2010, 12:34
Kathmandu: Ousted Nepalese king Gyanendra's son-in-law Raj Bahadur Singh, who recently joined a political party close to Maoists, was detained in an inebriated state from a discotheque for "violating" a government rule prohibiting public gathering for entertainment after midnight.

Singh was among 18 people, including six girls, held from the Platinum Disco in the five-star Yak & Yeti hotel at Durbarmarg at 1.30 am local time yesterday, following a police raid there.

They were detained for violating the government's rule that prohibits public gathering for entertainment after midnight, according to Ramesh Kharel, Superintend of Police at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle.

Singh and his dance-mates, who spent eight hours in custody, were released after they signed a paper promising that they would not repeat the offence, police said.

Gyanendra's son-in-law was kept handcuffed in a general detention cell throughout the night till 9 am next day when all detainees were released.

Singh and his companions were drunk when they were taken into custody.

According to Chief Administration Officer of Kathmandu Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, no night-time business that serves Nepali nationals is allowed to operate after midnight.

Local administration in Kathmandu has banned restaurants, bars, discotheques and other kinds of night entertainment businesses after midnight.

Singh, the owner of Casino Royale which is being operated in the same hotel complex from where he was detained, had recently become a member of Nepali Janta Dal (NJD), a party close to the Maoists.


First Published: Sunday, August 08, 2010, 12:34

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