KATHMANDU: Following the Supreme Court order to revive the corruption cases against them, the Special Court on Monday summoned former Inspector Generals of Nepal Police Motilal Bohara and Achyut Krishna Kharel to be present before it.
A joint bench of three judges--Gauri Bahadur Karki, Om Prakash Mishara and Kedar Prasad Chalise—directed the former top cops set December 23 as date for Bohora and December 27 for Kharel to present themselves to the Court.
Earlier in 2004, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had filed graft charges against the duo. The cases, however, were scrapped citing ‘statute of limitations,' as per which a person cannot be prosecuted after a year of his or her retirement.
The Special Court had given a clean chit to Kharel and Bohara in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
The apex court on November 11 said that the cases should be revised by entering to the ‘merits of law’ saying the earlier verdicts on the duo were a serious error of law.
The CIAA had charged Kharel and Bohara with accumulating Rs 16.3 million and Rs 23.8 million, respectively, through illegal means.