Nepal | September 22, 2019

Graft cases filed against govt officials

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, August 31

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today filed separate graft cases against three government officials at the Special Court.

According to the CIAA, it booked Shambhu Prasad Chaudhary, a surveyor at the Chabahil-based Survey Office, for demanding and receiving Rs 300,000 bribe from a service-seeker for confirmation of the condition of land.

In addition, Chaudhary was caught with additional Rs 1,000, which he had demanded and received from the service-seeker.

The anti-graft body has sought maximum punishment for Chaudhary with value amount of Rs 301,000 and fine equivalent to the amount in question as per Section 3 (1) and 3 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002.

Similarly, the CIAA filed a charge-sheet against Suleman Aansari, a primary-level teacher of Madarsha Ahale Sunnat Huzzatul Islam Aminiya, Mahottari district for submitting fake primary-level teaching license for the purpose of initial temporary enrolment and service benefits since 2009.

The anti-graft body has sought maximum punishment for him under Section 16 (1) of the Act.

Likewise, the CIAA filed a charge-sheet against against Birendra Kumar Yadav, technical officer at Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Banke office, for demanding and receiving Rs 250,000 bribe from a construction entrepreneur for clearance of due bills.

Yadav had been working as site in-charge of Deep Boring Irrigation Project, Khajura, Banke. The prosecutor has sought maximum punishment for Yadav with value amount of Rs 2,50,000 and fine equivalent to the amount in question.


A version of this article appears in print on September 01, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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