CIAA files case against 12 for false reporting

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against  12 persons including professors of the Tribhuvan University and operators of the Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital.

The Commission said they prepared a report with false information about the number of students and teachers and physical infrastructures before fixing the student enrollment capacity in the MBBS programme at the Pokhara-based College.

A monitoring team jointly deployed from the Tribhuvan University and the Nepal Medical Council had recommended to set the enrollment capacity at 150 in cahoots with the College operators while the institution lacked basic infrastructures and qualified faculty members.

Members of the monitoring team including Dr Ganesh Kumar Rai, Dr Nara Maya Thapa, Dr Pradeep Gyawali, Dr Rajeev Yadav, Dr Krishna Adhikari and Dr Prenit Kumar Pokharel were made defendants in the case.

Likewise, the college operators including its chairman Khuma Prasad Aryal, Ramesh Sharma, Prakash Lamichhane, Bhesh Raj Aryal, Hum Nath Koirala and Nisan Rajbhandari were also named defendants in the case.

The anti-corruption constitutional body demanded actions against Rai and Thapa as per Section 24 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002.

Likewise, others would be taken action against as per Section 19.2 of the same Act if convicted.