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Patan High Court grants clean chit to Sandeep Lamichhane in rape case

Staff Reporter May 15, 2024

Kathmandu : In a significant turn of events, the Patan High Court has granted a clean chit to cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane in a rape case.

After conducting hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Patan High Court overturned the previous verdict issued by the Kathmandu District Court, granting cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane an acquittal in the rape case.

A joint bench comprising Judges Sudarshan Dev Bhatta and Anju Upetri rendered the verdict absolving Lamichhane of all charges.

Initially, the Kathmandu District Court had sentenced Sandeep to eight years of imprisonment for the alleged rape incident in Gaushala-26.

Subsequently, Sandeep lodged an appeal with the Patan High Court, where the case experienced five postponements.