KATHMANDU: Supreme Court on Tuesday is all set to hold a hearing on the graft case against former home minister Khum Bahadur Khadka and over the government’s alleged decision to hand over the TIA management to the Indian firm.
But the apex court may not issue its final verdict over both the cases today.
A division bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Baidyanath Upadhayay are actually examining the appeal filed by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and the 2007 verdict of the Special Court on Khadka who according to a case report of CIAA had accumulated Rs 23.6 million by misusing power when he was minister.
Earlier, the Supreme Court convicted former minister Chiranjeevi Wagle and Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta of corruption and jailed them.
Meanwhile, SC is also set to hold a hearing on the purported handover of the management of Tribhuvan International Airport to the IL&FS, an Indian company.
Earlier, SC issued interim order after studying the detailed project report (DPR) on the upgrade and operation of the country’s only international airport—saying it was the matter of national sovereignty.
Advocates Sriprasad Pandit, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Bhupal Basnet had filed the writ demanding that the decision to hand over TIA to Indian company be scrapped.