Monday, April 23, 2007

CIAA interrogates Dr Giri, Bista

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Monday interrogated the two vice chairmen of the erstwhile royal government, Dr Tulsi Giri and Kirti Nidhi Bista, on charges of misuse of funds to suppress last year’s mass uprising.
Bista reached the CIAA office at around 11:00 am while Giri entered the CIAA after the hour-long questioning of Bista completed.
Giri had recorded his statement on Friday also while Bista was given a seven-day notice to appear before the CIAA on Sunday. The CIAA panel told them that they might be called again for another round of interrogation, it is learnt.
The CIAA has been interrogating former royalist ministers and others who have been accused of squandering stage funds to suppress the people’s movement.
The CIAA, which has been authorised to probe corruption-related cases as pointed out in the Rayamajhi Commission report, has already quizzed several royal kingpins including then ministers Ramesh Nath Pandey, Dan Bahadur Shahi, Badri Mandal and Salim Ansari.

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