Actor Paul Shah, who was arrested on the rape charge, now has to wait for the verdict after the Pokhara High Court upheld the district court’s decision to remand him to judicial custody.
Though he can move the Supreme Court against the decision of the district and high court, Shah’s lawyer said that they have decided to wait for the verdict as it would take time to move the apex court.
The 32-year-old actor, who has been accused of raping a minor girl, turned himself in to police on February 27.
A week later, the Tanahun District Court sent actor Shah to judicial custody on the rape charge for further investigation.
A single bench of Tanahun District Court Judge Harish Chandra Dhungana had issued an order to send Shah to judicial custody.
Based on the complaint filed by a 17-year-old singer, the District Attorney’s Office had filed a case against Shah at Tanahun District Court seeking 14 years of imprisonment.
Later, the issue took a twist after the minor singer, who had filed a complaint accusing Shah of raping her, changed her statement at the Tanahun District Court.
The girl said that she had not been raped as claimed by her earlier. She said that the information she stated while filing the complaint was false.