Saturday, November 17, 2007

CIAA boasts of high success rate
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has said that in the last one year, it attained a high degree of success in its cases filed at courts of law.
The chief commissioner of the top anti-graft body, Lalit Bahadur Limbu, said, "We have attained over 80 percent of success."
Limbu made the disclosure after submitting the annual report (2063/64 or 2006/07) of the CIAA to the Prime Minister on Friday.
The CIAA chief urged the government to help it adopt modern technologies in corruption investigations and has also requested for enlargement of its role.
After receiving the report, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala assured to implement its suggestions.
The report compiles the year-long activities and decisions of the CIAA.
In the last year, the CIAA had filed 115 cases of corruption. The report adds that during the period, the CIAA recovered Rs 40.7 million imposed as fines against corruption-convicted persons and has deposited the same as government revenue.
The report adds that the commission received 3564 complaints during the period, of which it initiated investigations in 2976 cases.

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