KATHMANDU, July 25: In what can be seen as an instance of sheer negligence, hearings in a case at the Special Court involving former Inland Revenue Department director-general Chudamani Sharma has been deferred at least 22 times.

KATHMANDU, April 17: After several deferrals, the Special Court has said it will conduct the final hearings on the multi-billion rupee corruption cases involving former Inland Revenue Department (IRD) chief Chudamani Sharma on May 5.