Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thapa presents before CIAA

Home minister of the erstwhile royal government Kamal Thapa has admitted to spending almost Rs ten million in intelligence deployment during his tenure.

Talking to the media persons after a four-hour long interrogation at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Thapa stated that the amount had been spent in deployment of intelligence agents and collection of news regarding security situation during the king-led government.

Thapa further claimed that he had made the expenditures in his capacity as the home minister just like his predecessors before him had for decades.

The Rayamajhi Commission, formed to investigate into the bloody crackdown on the April uprising, had recommended action against Thapa for misusing over twenty million rupees during his tenure.

This is the second summons for Thapa by the constitutional anti-graft body.

Previously, Thapa had been interrogated for over two-and-a-half hours about his alleged involvement in misappropriation of upto Rs 500,000 a day during the 19-day Janaandolan II in April last year.

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