Kathmandu, September 7
Actor Paul Shah is preparing to file an appeal at the Pokhara High Court demanding the sentence handed down to him be revised.
Just on Wednesday, the Nawalpur District Court acquitted him of a rape charge but convicted him of child sexual abuse.
Accordingly, the court sent him to jail for 2.5 years and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs 1 million to the survivor. In addition, he has to pay a fine of Rs 25,000.
But, Shah is waiting for the full text of the verdict to file the appeal as he is not satisfied with this, according to his lawyer Kamala Mohan Wagle.
“We are ready to file the petition,” he says.
Meanwhile, Shah is also facing a similar charge in the Tanahun district and the verdict is pending.
Paul Shah was accused of repeatedly raping a minor, who is also an aspiring singer, in different districts of the country. The alleged survivor’s father had filed separate complaints in Tanahun and Nawalpur districts.