Nepalese court frees former crown prince

Nepal`s ex-crown prince Paras Shah, became the first former royal ever to be arrested.

Updated: Apr 28, 2011, 00:16 AM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal`s ex-crown prince Paras
Shah, infamous for his playboy image, was today freed by a
court over his firing of gun during a brawl with a kin of NC
leader Sujata Koirala after he promised he would not repeat
such acts in future.

"Shah was found guilty by the Chitawan District Court
but he was given a chance to correct his behaviour by making a
written commitment of not repeating such act in future," a
senior Home Ministry official said.

39-year-old Shah was briefly detained after he
allegedly opened fire on Rubel Chaudhary, son-in-law of former
Deputy Prime Minister Koirala during a drunken argument in a
forest resort in December last year.

Last year, he spent two nights in police custody
before he was released on bail of Rs 10,000 for the incident.

Shah, became the first former royal ever to be
arrested in Nepal, did not attend the hearing at the court,
reports said.

Paras, heir to the Nepalese throne until it was
abolished in 2008, was unpopular among the people for his
heavy drinking and playboy character.