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Oli government faces moral quandary

ANIL GIRI, Jan 03 Kathmandu
The KP Oli government faces a serious moral quandary as a sitting minister and top-level bureaucrats have been indicted by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament in the embezzlement scandal surrounding the purchase of two Airbus A-330 jets. The inquiry report of the committee has charged Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari, Civil Aviation Secretary Krishna Prasad Devkota, Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office Sisir Prasad Dhungana, and Managing Director of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Sugat Ratna Kansakar, among others, with misappropriating at least Rs 4.35 billion while procuring the two wide-body aircraft. 
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