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
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
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.