CIAA files graft case against six people including head of Land Revenue Office

Published On: September 24, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against six people for transferring the ownership of public land to the name of individuals.

The anti-graft body registered a case against Bhim Bahadur Khatri, the head of   Land Revenue Office as well as a Ward Chairman of Baghaiya Taal Village-6 on the charge of registering the public land in the name of individuals.

According to CIAA Spokesperson Shyam Prasad Bhandari, the case has been filed against head of  Land Revenue Office, Bardiya, Bhim Kumar Khatri and Non-Gazetted First Class Official Rudrasen Shah, Ward Chairman Badhaiya Tal Village-6, Ramharan Tharu, Saijad Ali Teli and Zainav Teli, who live in Badhaiya Taal, Bardia, and Anjana Dahal, who lives in Bansgarhi Municipality-8.

The CIAA filed a charge sheet at the Special Court in Kathmandu on Friday demanding Rs 5.5 million from the accused persons. 

According to the CIAA, there were 2 bigahas and 6 kathas of land in the name of Chirku Teli in MainaPokhari Rural Municipality-1 (currently Badhaiya Taal-6) of Bardiya. After his death in 2043 BS, there was no one to inherit the property. According to the existing law, the land should have been owned by the local level government. However, the CIAA claimed that the Land Revenue Office registered it in the name of individuals under the influence of money.

The CIAA has demanded recovering Rs 5.5 million from them. The anti-graft body has also filed a case against Anjana Dahal, who purchased the land, seeking confiscation of the property.


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