Thursday, July 28, 2005


CIAA files care against police officer

Kathmandu July 28: The Commission for Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case at the Special Court against inspector Balkrishna Thapa for making forged details and disclosing less amount of gold than was confiscated from Tibetans while he was chief at the area police office in Bahrabise of Sindhupalchowk.The CIAA has demanded to recover Rs. 963,130 that is equivalent to the misappropriated amount and to impose fine against Thapa, who is currently posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police at Sarlahi District Police Office.According to the CIAA, police had confiscated gold amounting 1303.75 grams about four-and-a-half-years ago from some smugglers and the police had let go the smugglers and the vehicle that was seized along with them.The CIAA said that the amount of gold was mentioned in the confiscation paper in different ink and the signatures of the witnesses were also faked. Thapa is also accused of releasing the foreigners entering into the country illegally without taking any action under the immigration law.The CIAA has also charged Thapa of creating fake informer and putting the name of his wife, sister and himself as informers for commission.

RCCC actions fetch Rs. 1.21 bln revenue

Kathmandu , July 28-The Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC) has collected revenue worth Rs. 1.21 billion in the five months, since it was formed Gorkhapatra reports .The Commission confiscated goods that were imported by evading customs, raided different distilleries, transport trucks, stores and depots of businessmen, and handed over them to the concerned authorities for auction and fine to recover the taxes evaded. Similarly, arrears amounting Rs. 1.20 billion have been settled after the Commission took initiatives to settle the accounts as per the report of the office of the Audit General of the fiscal year of 2003/04.There are lots of business companies, which have been found involved in evading taxes while importing goods, showing sub-standard quality and low amount than the actual goods, the RCCC said.The Commission has also finalized six cases among more than 4,000 cases filed and it has been investigating into 32 cases related to irregular contract, amassing property and wealth through illegal means, smuggling and tax evasion, the RCCC informed.The commission said that it has been receiving complaints directly from the people or by post and it has been instructing the concerned departments, zonal and districts offices for the necessary action according to the urgency of the complaints. The Commission said that it has felt the necessity of a separate unit to control revenue leakage and to regulate the system of reward and punishment.The concerned central offices should bears the responsibilities to control corruption, which is pervasive, instead of leaving everything for the RCCC and the Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of the Authority (CIAA).Same as ,SC has issued show cause order to RCCC that it has given District Administration office lalitput to investigation on Ashma cooperative. the petition was filed by Dhana govinda shrestha asking RCCC has did it lack of jurisdiction and against natural justice system . DAO has taken action to Asma cooperative in tha case of corruption .

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