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CIAA files chargesheet against top police officials in Nepal

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 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.


First Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 20:36
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