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Bribery in toilet construction at PM, Veep residences: CIAA

- Post Report, KATHMANDU

Aug 9, 2014-

An investigation carried out by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has revealed that top government officials were involved in corruption while awarding contract for minor construction works inside the official residences of the Vice-President and the Prime Minister.

The investigation has exposed that senior government officials received kickbacks from a contractor who was awarded the contract to build a toilet at the official residence of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in Baluwatar.  Additionally, the government officials from Department of Urban Building Construction and Maintenance Division under the Ministry of Urban Development were also found to have received bribes from contractors assigned to construct rooms at the official residence of Vice-President Paramanand Jha.

CIAA on Friday filed a corruption case against these officials involved in corruption after conducting an investigation into the matter.

In the charge sheet filed at the Special Court, the anti-graft body sought a fine of Rs 40,000 against two officials at the Department of Urban Building Construction and Maintenance Division. Investigations carried out by the CIAA showed that the officials- Under Secretary Suresh Krishna Sharma and Accountant Yad Bahadur Timilsina- had received bribes from the contractors who built a toilet at the residence of the Prime Minister Koirala and rooms at the residence of the Vice-President Jha.

Published: 09-08-2014 09:08

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