CIAA files corruption case against 12 people including Chief Secy Aryal

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed a corruption case against 12 people including Chief Secretary of the government, Dr Baikuntha Aryal.

The CIAA filed the case against them for their alleged involvement in carrying out irregularities in the printing of excise duty stickers.

The Authority filed the corruption case at the Special Court on Sunday, claiming Rs 386 million in recovery from each of those involved in corruption, according to Dhan Bahadur Karki, Spokesperson at Special Court.

Chief Secretary Dr Aryal, then chairman of the security printing development committee when he was the secretary at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, then Director General of Inland Revenue Department and currently Joint Secretary at Finance Ministry, Ritesh Kumar Shakya, then Deputy Director General in the same department and currently Deputy Director General at Customs Department, Tanka Prasad Pande, and then Executive Director of Security Printing Centre, Bikal Paudel, have been made defendants.

Bikal Paudel has already faced the charge.

Others made defendants in the same case are the employees from Inland Revenue Department, General Administration Section and Procurement Unit, and National IT Centre- Ganesh Bikram Shahi, Rabindra Prasad Paudel, Safal Shrestha, Hari Ballav Ghimire, Bishnu Prasad Gautam and Shakti Prasad Shrestha.

Another to face the corruption case in this connection is Director Keshav Sharma who got a contract for printing excise duty stickers from his company, Print Cell.



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