According to reports, convicted serial killer Charles Sobhraj landed in France on Saturday after spending nearly 20 years in a Nepali prison. According to reports, the 78-year-old French national was released from Kathmandu’s Central Jail on Friday morning. He was driven to the Department of Immigration in an escort of heavily armed police officers.
His release came two days after the Supreme Court mandated his release and repatriation.
For killing American and Canadian trekkers in the 1970s, Sobhraj was currently serving a sentence.
He was the subject of “The Serpent,” a recent BBC and Netflix co-produced television series.
According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Court mandated that Sobhraj, who was given a life sentence but was eligible for parole due to ill health, good behaviour, and having completed more than 75% of his term.
He has previously admitted to killing a number of Western visitors. At least 20 people are thought to have died as a result of his actions in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Turkey, Nepal, Iran, and Hong Kong.
Prior to being deported to France in 1997, Charles Sobhraj was jailed for 20 years on accusation of stealing in New Delhi’s Tihar prison. He did, however, reappear in Kathmandu in September 2003.
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