Kathmandu, July 8:

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a charge-sheet at the Special Court today against former Chief Customs Officer Shekhar Nath Khanal for holding property worth Rs 30 million without any source for income for it.

Stating that Khanal and his wife, Bhawani Khanal, have been holding property worth Rs 32 million earned through illegal means, the Commission has demanded sternest possible action against the accused.

It was revealed that since Khanal assumed public post in 2026 BS he constructed two houses worth Rs 5.6 million in Kathmandu and Nawalaparsi. He purchased 14 Ropani of land worth Rs 35.5 million, spent around Rs 1.4 million for tuition fees of his daughters, purchased shares worth Rs 400,000 and had bank deposit worth Rs 447,000, according to the Commission.

Khanal is absconding, according to the CIAA.