Special Court extends DG Sharma's remand for 7 days again
June 22, 2017 08:29 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 22: Special Court has remanded suspended Director General of the Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, to the custody of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority for 7 days on Thursday.
Sharma was produced before Special Court for the first time on June 4 and the court had remanded him since then.
Following the court's remand order, the CIAA will get 7 more days for the investigation. Once the investigation is over, the CIAA will file the case against DG Sharma in the Special Court.
The CIAA had arrested DG Sharma on June 2 from his office after multiple complaints were lodged against him. The complaints against Sharma accused him of corruption to the tune of millions in state funds through waiver of taxes for various firms.
This is the first high-profile action taken by the anti-graft body since Deep Basnyat took charge of the anti-corruption watchdog.
DG Sharma, according to CIAA, was accused of involvement in not recovering tax from Ncell, in waiving tax for the business community and accumulating property worth millions through abuse of authority.
However, Sharma has been claiming that his arrest was disrespect to the parliament and the government arguing that the Tax Settlement commission as well as he had performed its duties in compliance with the law.