Nepalese court frees former crown prince
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 00:16
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.


First Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 00:16

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