Friday, March 02, 2007

CIAA grills royal minister Rana

The Commission for Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has questioned former state minister of the royal cabinet Shrish Shumsher JB Rana for his role on misusing state treasury to suppress the people's movement.

CIAA officers grilled Rana, who was the State Minister for Information and Communications during the direct rule of the King for over two hours.

The investigation officer grilled Rana on the misuse of state funds and for doling out money to journalists.

Rana distributed money from the state fund to journalists to disseminate information in favour of the royal regime.

The officer asked Rana to show up again after four days.

The CIAA recorded Rana's statement as per the recommendation of the Rayamajhi commission.

The high level commission headed by former Supreme Court Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi formed to formed probe the atrocities committed to suppress pro-democracy movement of the country recommended action against 202 people including then head of the government King Gyanendra.

The CIAA grilled Home Minister of the royal government Kamal Thapa on Wednesday.

The CIAA has also summoned former ministers Dan Bahadur Shahi and Tanka Dhakal to record their statements.

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