Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SC puts off suspended NRB governor’s case submission
The submission of the cases filed against suspended Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) governor Bijay Nath Bhattarai and the Bank director Surendra Man Pradhan at the Supreme Court (SC) has been postponed.
The SC on Tuesday adjourned the process notifying the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to present the cases after one week.
Stating the cases were filed without informing the CIAA, a bench of SC judge Ram Prasad Shrestha took the decision on this regard today.
The corruption case against the duo had landed at the SC on February 27 after the Special Court judges remained divided over the much-awaited verdict on the case.
Governor Bhattarai and central bank officer Pradhan have been facing a corruption case filed by CIAA, the constitutional anti-graft body.
The CIAA had moved the court on June 29, accusing them of causing loss worth Rs Rs 24.5 million to public property by not claiming compensation after terminating a consulting agreement unilaterally with KPMG, a Sri Lanka-based consulting firm.

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