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“He was not guilty”: Sandeep Lamichhane’s lawyer on declaring Nepal cricketer innocent of rape charges

“He was not guilty”: Sandeep Lamichhane’s lawyer on declaring Nepal cricketer innocent of rape charges



In a dramatic flip of occasions, former Nepal cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane was acquitted of rape costs on Wednesday, May fifteenth, by the Patan High Court. This overturns his conviction by the Kathmandu District Court in January 2024, which sentenced him to eight years in jail and a hefty effective.

Sandeep Lamichhane let loose by Patan High Court

Lamichhane, a star leg-spinner and nationwide hero, was accused of raping an unnamed lady in 2022. He was initially launched on bail whereas awaiting trial and subsequently appealed his conviction.

“The district court’s verdict has been overturned,” Bimal Parajuli, the High Court’s deputy registrar, confirmed to setopati.com. “Sandeep Lamichhane has been acquitted.

Lamichhane’s lawyer, Sabita Bhadari Baral, echoed this assertion, telling Reuters, “He had to be cleared and the high court has set him free. He was not guilty.”

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Lamichhane will be chosen in Nepal’s T20 World Cup squad

This acquittal might see Lamichhane return to the cricketing highlight. He was not included in Nepal’s provisional squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, however with the ultimate deadline for submissions set for May twenty fifth, his inclusion stays a risk.

However, Lamichhane’s return to worldwide cricket will not be easy crusing. In February, Scotland’s cricket staff staged a silent protest by refusing to shake his hand following their defeat to Nepal. This act highlighted the continued controversy surrounding the allegations.

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