Tuesday, May 08, 2007

CIAA grills NRB governor Bhattarai
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Tuesday interrogated the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Bijay Nath Bhattarai, on charges of unlawful transactions during the erstwhile royal regime -- to suppress the Jana Aandolan-II. Governor Bhattarai recorded his statement at the CIAA in the afternoon. He was summoned for questioning today morning.The Rayamajhi Commission in its report has implicated him, along with dozens of royal functionaries, in financial irregularities to suppress last year’s mass uprising. Acting on the probe report, 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.

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