KATHMANDU: The Special Court today sent gangster Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange, an accused in a money laundering case, to jail after he failed to post bail. A three-member bench of judges Kedar Prasad Chalise, Mohanraman Bhattarai and Bhupendra Rai sent him to the Dilli Bazaar Jail after today’s hearing. “We sent him to jail after he failed to post the bail amount of Rs 29 million,” Deputy Registrar of the court, Keshav Prasad Ghimire, told The Himalayan Times. The court freed Manange’s wife Pasang Dolma Gurung on Rs 2.5 lakh bail.
On Sunday, police had produced Manange to the court for a hearing on a money laundering case that the Department of Money Laundering Investigation had filed. He was arrested on Friday. Five other gangsters — Ganesh Lama, Chakre Milan, Parshuram Basnet and Abishekh Giri — face charges of accumulating assets amounting to Rs 630 million through criminal activities like extortion. Manange faces charge of accumulating property worth Rs 147.03 million illegally. The DMLI had sought confiscation of land registered in the name of the gangsters and punishment for illegal accumulation of assets.