Saturday, October 29, 2005

CIAA files case over irrigation project forgery

Kathmandu, Oct. 29-The Commission for Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed cases at the Special Court against five persons of the mid-western region Irrigation Development Office for misappropriating around Rs. 300,000 by making forged papers.

In the case, the CIAA has claimed that they had made forged bills on the repair and maintenance of the Bhandakharka Irrigation Project at Jhula VDC of Rukum district.

Those alleged are: chief at the No. 1 sub-division office at Rukum, Binay Kumar Gami, overseer Bindeshwore Shah, accountant Sanu Narayan Adhikary, fieldman Kul Bahadur Bhandari and chairman of the consumers’ committee at Jhula Tanka Bahadur Shahi.

Four of them have been presented at the court along with the case and Tanka Bahadur Shahi is absconding.

The Commission has charged overseer Shah of making estimates without going to the field based on the report fieldman Bhandari, who, too, had not reached the site.

They had misappropriated Rs. 289,664 by presenting reports based on forged bills.

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