Saturday, May 05, 2007

Dhakal deposits bail at RID
President of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), Chandi Raj Dhakal, who is facing the charge of evading tax, has deposited Rs 8.6 million in cash and three plots of land worth Rs 16.9 million as bail at the Revenue Investigation Department (RID) on Thursday.
According to an RID source, some lawyers and Dhakal's well-wishers approached the RID on Thursday morning and made enquiries about the bail procedures. Later they deposited the bail on behalf of Dhakal.
However, the bail procedure couldn't be finalised as one of the three plots of land submitted for bail could not be valued during the office time.
Dhakal has been absconding since Monday to avoid possible detention on tax evasion charges after the RID issued arrest warrant against Dhakal in the case after Dhakal repeatedly defied its summons to record a statement on the charges.
RID has accused Dhakal's Memento Apparels, the largest garment factory in the country, of cheating Rs 8.6 million in customs duty by producing forged documents.

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