Friday, April 27, 2007

Six royal kingpins quizzed over graft charges
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Thursday interrogated six functionaries of the erstwhile royal regime on charges of misuse of state funds to suppress the last year’s Jana Aandolan.
Then royalist ministers Radha Krishna Mainali, Keshar Bahadur Bista and Salim Miyan Ansari, then regional administrator Chhatra Bikram Shah and then zonal administrators Min Bahadur Pal and Ramji Bista recorded their statements at the CIAA regarding the corruption charges.
The CIAA had grilled Mainali earlier also while Bista and Ansari were handed summon notices on Sunday.
Acting on the report of the Rayamajhi Commission, the anti-corruption body has already interrogated the vice-chairmen duo of the royal regime, Dr Tulsi Giri and Kirti Nidhi Bista, then ministers and former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Pyar Jung Thapa on misuse of state funds during the direct rule of the King.
The government has authorised the CIAA for investigation into corruption-related cases as pointed out by the Rayamajhi Commission.

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