RCCC penalty to two forest officials
Kathmandu May 22-The Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) Sunday announced three-month jail term and Rs.50,000 penalty to two each Forest Department officers for corruption.
A bench of RCCC members Hari Babu Choudhary, Raghu Chandra Singh and Prem Babu Khati passed the sentence convicting Jamuna Krishna Tamrakar, director general of the department, and chief accountant Bhagiraj Ingnam of irregularities while finalising a ration contract.
The commission also recommended for departmental action on the part of two other officials working in the district forest offices of Kathmandu and Kavre for not fulfilling their duties correctly.
Tamrakar had left the RCCC office before the decision came while Ingman was arrested from the RCCC premises.
RCCC spokesman Prem Raj Karki told reporters following the decision that the commission had authority to arrest and detain those convicted of corruption.