KATHMANDU: After doing his time on graft conviction, former minister Chiranjivi Wagle has been released from the Dillibazar Sadarkhor on Sunday.
The Supreme Court on April 11 had decided to reduce Wagle's jail term and fine by 20 per cent in accordance with the Section 41 (A) of the Punishment and Fine Chapter of the Muluki Ain, 1963.
Speaking to the media briefly after his release this evening, the Nepali Congress leader said the state did injustice to him (by implicating him) and that this was political vengeance.
On April 14 last year, Wagle, put to jail for one-and-a-half-years with a fine of Rs 20.3 million, had demanded the reduction in the jail sentence and fine in response to a March 17 court ruling that imposed fine and jail sentence on him.
Wagle got a waiver of 208 days, and he had to pay Rs 4 million less.
Wagle greets his well wishers after his release.
The Kathmandu District Court had sent him to jail one day after the apex court verdict convicting him in a graft charge. Besides the jail term and fine, Rs 2.03 million property he had accumulated illegally had been confiscated. With Nepali Congress flag, some of his supporters reached the Dillibazar Sadarkhor to welcome Wagle.