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(FILES) Nepali former national cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane (L) is escorted by police outside the districtl court following his release on bail after three months in custody for sexual assault charges, in Kathmandu on January 13, 2023. - Nepali cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane had his rape conviction quashed on appeal on May 15 after the former national captain challenged an eight-year jail sentence for sexual assault handed down in January. — AFP
(FILES) Nepali former national cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane (L) is escorted by police outside the districtl court following his release on bail after three months in custody for sexual assault charges, in Kathmandu on January 13, 2023. - Nepali cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane had his rape conviction quashed on appeal on May 15 after the former national captain challenged an eight-year jail sentence for sexual assault handed down in January. — AFP

Former Nepal cricket captain acquitted of rape on appeal: court


KATHMANDU, Nepal: Nepali cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane had his rape conviction quashed on appeal Wednesday after the former national captain challenged an eight-year jail sentence for sexual assault handed down in January.

“The high court has overturned the district court’s decision. Sandeep Lamichhane has been acquitted,” Bimal Parajuli, a spokesman for the Patan High Court. — AFP

 

 

 

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