Sunday, September 25, 2005

CIAA begins probe against Keshab Sthapit

Kathmandu, Sept 25 -The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has started investigation into the alleged involvement of former mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Keshab Sthapit, in irregularities worth over Rs.30 million during his tenure.

Reports quoting a CIAA press statement today said that action to recover the misappropriated amount has started.

The former mayor, according to the CIAA, misappropriated Rs.30 million by illegally employing one Sagar Prasad Wagle to collect revenues at the Balambu depot The CIAA said Thapaliya helped Sthapit in the fraud.

Sthapit who was appointed as KMC mayor last year had resigned from the post after few months owing to life threats by the Maoists.

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