CIAA files graft case against 20 people including NTA former Chairmen Khanal and Jha

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a corruption case against 20 individuals including former Chairmen of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority Purushottam Khanal and Digambar Jha seeking a fine of around Rs 1 billion.

The case was filed at the Special Court for their alleged involvement in carrying out irregularities while procuring Mobile Device Management System.

Along with former NTA Chairman duo, the anti-corruption watchdog has made the then director Ananda Raj Khanal, incumbent Director Dipesh Acharya, Surendra Hada and Achyut Ananda Mishra defendants in the case.

Similarly, the CIAA has also filed a case against NTA Deputy Director Min Prasad Aryal, Binod Chandra Shrestha, Rewati Ram Pantha, Sandeep Adhikari, Surya Prasad Lamichhane, Assistant Director Binod Kumar Yadav, Pratikchhya Paudel and Nirajan Koirala.

The news of irregularities in MDMS procurement was first disclosed by Nepal Press.

 

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