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Rape accused Lamichhane released on bail

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Last updated on 13 Jan 2023 | 06:19 AM
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Rape accused Lamichhane released on bail

Sandeep Lamichhane denied the charges and said he will fully cooperate in all stages of the investigation

Former Nepal captain Sandeep Lamichhane, was on Thursday released by a Nepal court, after three months since being arrested on rape charges, PTI said in a report.

According to court officials, Lamichhane was released on a bail of Rs 2 million after a joint bench of the Patan High Court judges Dhruvaraj Nanda and Ramesh Dhakal reversed the decision made by a district court.

Lamichhane was arrested in October, soon after returning from his stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), after a 17-year old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel in Kathmandu.

The arrest warrant was issued in September while Lamichhane was playing in the CPL. The 22-year old denied the charges and wrote on Facebook that he would "fully cooperate in all stages of the investigation and will fight a legal battle to prove my innocence."

The legspinner has been barred from leaving the country until the final verdict is delivered.

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