CIAA files chargesheet against top police officials in Nepal
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 20:36
  
Kathmandu: In a major move against corruption in Nepal, a governmental body has filed a charge sheet at a special Court against dozens of top police officials for their alleged involvement in a scam.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has inducted three former police chiefs - Ramesh Chandra Thakuri, Om Bikram Rana and Hem Bahadur Gurung, and two incumbent AIGs - Arjun Jung Sahi and Madan Bahadur Khadka among others in the charge sheet.

According to the CIAA, about Nepali Rs 290 million was embezzled while procuring armoured personal carriers (APCs) and other logistics for Nepali peace keepers deployed in Darfur, Sudan nearly four years ago.

The court has sought recovery of Nepali Rs 290 million from 36 people and slapped fines of the same amount, according to the spokesperson of the CIAA.

The commission has also indicted Michael Rider, director of Assured Risks, the firm that supplied the APCs, and Shambhu Bharati, local agent of the company.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 20:36


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