KATHMANDU, June 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed corruption cases against 16 individuals on the charge of grabbing 590 ropanis of public land in Guthichaur of Jumla.
Those allegedly involved in grabbing the land belonging to the Sheep and Goat Research Program (SGRP) in Guthichaur include government officials as well as locals.
The anti-graft body has filed charge sheet against the then Land Revenue Officer Govinda Prasad Neupane, non-gazetted officer Bijaya Sharma Neupane and chief of the Sheep and Goat Research Program Yamuna Shrestha. Other accused are locals.
In 2009, the then Land Revenue Officer Govinda Prasad Neupane allegedly transferred the ownership of 590 ropanis of SGRP land to his kin including his wife and daughter.