Lalita Niwas land grab case: District Court seeks Rs 24.6 million bail from Gurung

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu District Court has sought a bail of Rs 24. 6 million from Chairman and Managing Director Bhatbheni Supermarket Min Bahadur Gurung in connection with the Lalita Niwas land grab case.

A single bench of Judge Bholanath Dhakal issued the order on Sunday.

The court has ordered to release 17 persons arrested in connection with the case on bail and one on a general date.

The District Attorney Office had filed a case at the Kathmandu District Court making 290 persons defendants in the forgery of government documents.

Though the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had carried out the investigation in the organised crime also, the Attorney’s Office had decided to register the case only in the forgery.

There were persons in custody while the case was filed at the Kathmandu District Court.

Earlier on August 21, the CIB recorded statements from former prime minister duo Baburam Bhattarai and Madhav Kumar Nepal in the Lalita Niwas land grab case.

The deck to investigate the then prime ministers was cleared after the Supreme Court issued a verdict to carry out an investigation into the decision of the Council of Ministers on the Lalita Niwas land scam.

Nepal had allowed the transfer of government land to individuals when he was the prime minister from May 25, 2009 to February 6, 2011.

Similarly, Bhattarai had given permission to register the land in the name of a fake trust when he was the prime minister from August 29, 2011 to March 14, 2012.





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