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Nepal's Former Crown Prince Freed On Bail

PTI 16 Dec 2010, 21:19:02 IST
Kathmandu, Dec 16: Nepal's former crown prince Paras Shah was freed on bail today, 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