Sunday, August 21, 2005

Corruption case filed against Joint Secretary

Kathmandu, Aug 21 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Sunday filed a charge-sheet at Special Court against Narendraman Shrestha, joint secretary at the Ministry of Finance for amassing property incommensurate to his earnings while holding the public post.
Concluding that Shrestha owned property worth Rs.14.18 million illegally, the commission has, in the charge-sheet, demanded jail sentence along with a fine worth the amount he has embezzled.
After assuming the public post, Shrestha is known to have purchased land worth millions of rupees in various parts of Kathmandu, built four houses in Kathmandu, invested more than Rs.1.4 million educating his sons at Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu, holds accounts in different banks with large amounts of cash and jewellery.
The CIAA has also named Shrestha's wife Rita Devi Shrestha also defendant in the case for the purpose of confiscating the properties.

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