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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According to PTI
Sobhraj will be denied entry to Nepal for the following ten years. According to Fanindra Mani Pokharel, the joint secretary and spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Sobhraj was serving a life sentence in the Kathmandu jail since 2003 for the 1975 murder of his American girl friend Connie Jo Bronzich, 29, in Nepal. He was known as “The Bikini Killer” because of his propensity to target young women. Especially young western backpackers, and “The Serpent” because of his skill at trickery and evasion, according to PTI. He was given a second life term in 2014 after being found guilty of killing 26-year-old Canadian traveller Laurent Carriere.
On the flight out of Nepal, Sobhraj informed the French news agency AFP that the evidence against him was fabricated. And that he was not responsible for the murders of Bronzich and Carriere. “I’ve got a lot to do. Many people need to be sued by me, “Sobhraj was cited by AFP as adding.
In Nepal, a life sentence entails 20 years in prison.