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Nepal SC's final hearing on Sobhraj case on Oct 29

world Updated: Oct 02, 2009 22:11 IST
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The long-pending case against notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj for killing an American national will be finally decided by the Nepalese Supreme Court on October 29.

The apex court has scheduled the final hearing on Sobhraj's appeal on October 29, according to court officials.

Sobhraj, 65, has been convicted by Kathmandu District Court for murdering American backpacker Connie Jo Bronzich in Kathmandu in 1975.

The case will now be decided soon, The Himalayan Times quoted Sobhraj's legal counsel Ram Bandhu Sharma as saying.

His fake passport case has been settled as per the apex court's order and now there is not much left to be decided, he said.

Sobhraj, who is currently serving 20 years imprisonment after being convicted in the three-decade old murder case, has appealed to the Supreme Court against the verdict.

Kathmandu District Court had sentenced him to life imprisonment after arresting him from a casino here in 2003. Patan Appeleate Court had upheld the district court's decision and further slammed one year additional jail term and a fine of Rs 2,000 in a fake passport case.

There is a separate case lodged at the Bhaktapur District Court against Sobhraj accusing him of killing Laurent Armond Carriere, a Canadian national.