CIAA files nine graft cases
Kathmandu, August 30:
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) today filed nine corruption cases at the Special Court against several government officials and businessmen accusing them of amassing millions of rupees. Completing its probe into the report of the Judicial Investigation on Property Commission, the anti-corruption body today filed charge sheets against former joint secretary at the Finance Ministry Sabitri Raj Bhandari, former CDO of Myagdi Gyan Chandra Bhattarai and officer of the Survey Department in Chabahil, Bam Dev Dip Adhikary for their involvement in corruption. Cases were filed against manager of the Agricultural Development Bank, Param Singh Bhandari and section officers of the Maharajgung branch, Govind-a Prasad Joshi and Min GC.
The CIAA has also accused Survey Department officials Bhupendra Dev Pant, Ram Hari Khatri, Dev Narayan Thakur, Umakanta Yadav, Yuba Raj Dhungana and Bidur Kumar Bhandari of providing loan to industries, including Everest Bag Uddhyog, Sijapati Printing Press, and Typical Café, illegally. The CIAA also accused the secretaries of Mata Tirtha VDC Dinesh Kumar Pokhrel, Kirtipur-7 Shyam Bahadur Bista, Sainbu Bhaishepati VDC Rajan Shrestha, and KMC-3 Binod Aryal of corruption. The CIAA also filed charge sheets against Everest Bag Uddhoj’s proprietor Sumitra Shah, Sijapati Printing Press’s operators Usha Sijapati and Suman Maharjan, Typical Caffee’s Raju Khatri, Sadikshya Handicraft’s operator Navaraj Khatri and Prithivi Raj Singh of the Saileshwori Handicraft.