Friday, January 05, 2007

Ojha Commission grills two RCCC members

The commission investigating into the activities of the now-defunct Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) interrogated two former RCCC members Friday.

Commission members quizzed RCCC members Hari Babu Chourdhary and Raghu Chandra Bahadur Singh over alleged financial misapplications and the role of the RCCC in harassing political opponents and suppressing the Jana Aandolan.

Talking to reporters after the interrogation at the commission's office, both Choudhary and Singh said they never expected to be interrogated at the same place from where he interrogated others.

The commission chaired by former Appellate Court judge Madhav Prasad Ojha has summoned RCCC chairman Bhakta Bahadur Koirala on January 08. The Ojha commission is set to interrogate other key functionaries of the disbanded Royal Commission gradually.

The RCCC, which was widely criticised for pursuing political vendetta against the leaders of political parties, pro-democracy bureaucrats and businessmen, was dissolved after a Supreme Court order on February 13, 2006.

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