Kathmandu, August 30

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today filed a corruption case at the Special Court against 48 people, including 11 staffers at Land Revenue Office, Chabahil. Other 37 people are land owners.

A CIAA statement said LRO officials and land owners prepared illegal record of lands in then Gothathar, Baluwa, Mulpani and Bishnu VDCs.

LRO staffers against whom the case has been filed include officers Chetnath Dhakal, Tirkha Ram Aryal, Pramod Bhattarai and non-gazetted first class officers Bhoj Raj Pokhrel and Rambabu Prasad Aryal. Non-gazetted first class officers Sundar Kumar Karki, Umesh Pokhrel, Shiva Ram Pudasaini,  Laxman Prasad Kahatiwada, Dibya Raj Ghimire and peon Rajendra Basnet have also been named as defendants.

The CIAA has sought action against them as per Section 15 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002.