Friday, March 30, 2007

Oli committee recommends action agaisnt RCCC officials
The high-level committee led by Deputy Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli has recommended immediate action against the officials of the now-defunct Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC).
According to a member of the committee, the government has been asked to immediately take action as per the recommendation of the commission formed under the chairmanship of former Chief Judge of the Appellate Court Madhav Prasad Ojha.
The Ojha panel, formed to probe the excesses of the RCCC against the democratic leaders, has recommended prosecution of RCCC offcial on charges of corruption and defemation.
The Oli committee has also recommended 'stern action' against chairman of the RCCC, Bhakta Bahadur Koirala, and secretary Shambhu Bahadur Khadka, barring them from holding any public post in future.
The taskforce also recommended the Council of Ministers to take proper action against the duo for misappropriation of funds when they were at the helms of the RCCC.
The dissolved RCCC detained former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and minister Prakash Man Singh and interrogated several other political leaders on graft charges

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