CIAA hits back at Dr KC, asks govt for his "treatment"

KATHMANDU: Few hours after Dr Govinda KC accused Lokman Singh Karki, the chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), of corruption and demanded impeachment against him, the CIAA hit back at the veteran orthopaedic surgeon dubbing his demands "an indication of meanness, anarchy and unhealthy mind."

In a statement, CIAA Spokesperson Krishna Hari Pushkar accused Dr KC of dereliction of duty and repeatedly failing to behave properly, and asked the government "to make an appropriate arrangement for Dr KC's treatment as soon as possible".

Challenging Dr KC to prove the allegations, Pushkar said Karki would be ready to leave all his responsibilities if Dr KC could gather evidences that the CIAA chief was involved in fulfillment of his business interests against reforms in the Nepali medical education sector.

Accusing Karki of protecting various corrupt people in the medical education sector, Dr KC had argued that the CIAA chief breached his jurisdiction while interfering into the Kathmandu University.

He had also accused Karki of obstructing the overall process of medical education’s reforms, including merit-based admission and ceiling on fees to serve business interests of people close to him.

The CIAA statement, however, even claimed that Dr KC instead was close to "medical mafias, organised criminals and corrupts".

"The Commission wants to extend a suggestion to Dr KC, trapped in the chain of corrupts, to leave the bad company and not make himself a sponsored campaigner [against Karki]."

"The Commission requests to look into Dr KC's latest proposal against the Commission officials in the light of these suspicious activities," it added.

"The Commission requests public not to get deceived by an illusion of such imaginative and baseless accusations," the statement concluded.


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