RCCC will go to SC for appeal
Kathmandu Aug. 12- Investigation team of the Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC) will appeal at the Supreme Court against the verdict of the commission in connection with the case of misappropriation of the Prime Ministers’ Relief Fund news reports. RCCC spokesperson Prem Raj Karki has said he will file an appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the verdict “soon”. “I have decided to challenge that verdict,” Karki, investigation officer in the case, said , expressing “dissatisfaction” at the decision. Karki, however, did not specify when he would appeal. Karki said he received the “full text” of the verdict on July 15. One can appeal to the apex court within 35 days of receiving the full text of RCCC verdict in any case.The RCCC had provided a clean chit to all those implicated in the case including former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and six ministers of his cabinet last month.
The team is on the process of preparing to file the appeal through the office of the Attorney General, spokesperson of the Commission Prem Raj Karki told.Despite accepting that irregularities amounting to Rs 3.86 million were committed while disbursing the funds, the Commission gave a clean chit to those accused including Deuba and six former ministers Hom Nath Dahal, Yubaraj Gyawali, Jog Mehar Shrestha, Dr. Mohamad Mohsin, Badri Prasad Mandal and Purna Bahadur Khadka. Meanwhile, the Commission has prepared and published the full text of the verdict on the Melamchi Case, Karki said.