Nepal`s former crown prince freed on bail

Nepal`s former crown prince Paras Shah was freed on bail on Thursday.

Updated: Dec 16, 2010, 20:11 PM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal`s former crown prince
Paras Shah was freed on bail on Thursday, two days after he
allegedly fired his gun in the air in a late-night drunken
brawl with the son-in-law of the country`s deputy premier.

38-year-old Paras, notorious for his playboy
lifestyle, was released from Chitwan district police office
after he paid Rs 10,000 as bail amount and promised that he
would cooperate with the investigating authority.

"I have not nothing wrong," he told reporters soon
after his release. He reached Pokhara in a helicopter and is
likely to arrive in Kathmandu tomorrow.

Earlier, the Home Ministry had said Paras would be
charged with illegal possession of a firearm, but he will now
face the lesser charge of disturbing the peace.

Shah is accused of firing an illegal pistol inside the
Chitwan National Park during a brawl with daughter and
son-in-law of Sujata Koirala. Paras, the only son of the
deposed King Gyanendra had got into several escapades in the
Nepalese capital`s night spots.

Yesterday, Paras had sought his early release saying
he has a heart condition and needs regular treatment for it.

Rubel Chaudhary, Bangladeshi son-in-law of Sujata has
accused that Shah opened fire with the attempt of murder.

However, Shah has denied the charges saying that he
just fired in the air out of anger after a debate in the Tiger
Tops Jungle Resort.

PTI