Land revenue officer among 13 dragged to court for corruption in land sale
Dec 24, 2018-
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against 13 individuals including chief of Land Revenue Office, Chabahil, for using their influence in selling three plots of land in the name of fake owner.
The CIAA in the charge-sheet has claimed that the accused officials have been found guilty of changing the official record in bad faith by abusing their positions. “The officials, entrusted with the responsibility to keep the government documents relating to the property ownership, strayed from their duty and tampered the documents with the intent to make illegal financial gains,” read the charge-sheet.
According to the CIAA, land plots based in Capital's Budhanilkantha were bought and sold illegally in the name of fake owner for which office assistant at Land Revenue Office Raju Thapa Magar alias ‘Chandan Krishna Kayastha’ influenced other officials to remove the photo of the real land owner and paste his own in its place by presenting forged documents, and citizenship certificate.
The other officials accused in the case are land revenue officer Khagendra Prasad Aryal, Ram Prasad Subedi, senior non-gazetted officer Ranjan Kumar Kharel, typist Jamuna Kumari Shrestha, office assistant Hari Khadka, Sanobhai Shrestha, Shree Krishna Baruwal, Bhupal Singh Tamang, Dhruba Prasad Bhattarai, Shree Krishna Devkota and Pradeep Prasad Gautam.
The anti-graft body has sought a recovery of Rs600 million from Thapa Magar, Shrestha, Baruwal, Tamang, Bhattarai, Devkota and Gautam.
The CIAA has also accused Director of Artha Kawach Savings and Credit Cooperative Nawa Durga Prasad Dhungel, Director General Suresh Kumar Thapa and Sanima Bikash Bank Lalitpur, Ekantakuna, branch teller Sanish Sapkota in the case and sought a recovery of Rs 600 million from them.
Published: 24-12-2018 19:13