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High court acquitted Paul Shah


Kathmandu: The High Court of Pokhara has acquitted actor Paul Shah, who is serving a sentence in the case of child sexual abuse.

The bench of Judge Dilliraj Acharya and Sridhara Kumari Pudasaini gave the acquittal saying that the prosecution claim was not sufficient.

Paul Shah was sentenced to two and a half years in prison by District Court Nawalparasi on the charge of child sexual abuse and to pay compensation of 1 million to the victim.

Both the government attorney and Paul Shah filed an appeal in the High Court against the decision.

A case was filed against Paul Shah in District Court Nawalparasi East and District Court Tanahun on the charge of raping a minor singer.