Sunday, August 28, 2005

RCCC Summons UML Leader Bhim Rawal

Kathmandu, August 28-The Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) today summoned Bhim Rawal, former minister and CPN-UML leader, for investigation on charges of irregularities while taking South West China Airlines’ aircraft on lease some six years ago.
According to a RCCC source, the anti-graft royal commission has ordered Rawal to be present before the commission within 24 hours to face the charge.Rawal had been charged for irregularities in the deal to lease the aircraft while he was Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation in May 2001.
The RCCC source also claimed that Rawal, after receiving the notice, reportedly said he would face the commission tomorrow. This is the first time the RCCC has summoned any UML leader on corruption charge.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had also investigated the issue.
Likewise, the royal anti-graft body is filing a case against former minister Rajiv Parajuli

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