Former CIAA Chief Commissioner Basnyat remanded to judicial custody

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December 13, 2020

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Former CIAA Chief Commissioner Basnyat remanded to judicial custody

Special Court in Kathmandu. (File Photo)

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KATHMANDU: The Special Court has sent former Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Deep Basnyat to judicial custody.

Basnyat was produced before the Special Court on Sunday on charges of corruption in grabbing a government land at the Lalita’s residence in Baluwatar.

A bench of justices Prem Raj Karki, Abdul Aziz Musalman and Nityananda Pandey issued the order to remand him in custody.

Basnyat is alleged to have played a role in transferring government land in the name of the people while in office as Secretary at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Construction.

The CIAA had earlier concluded that he committed crime by assessing minimum amount and causing Nepal government loss worth 96.5 million and 76 thousand rupees.

CIAA has demanded the same amount of fine and imprisonment for eight to ten years.

In allegation for his involvement for intentionally preparing a false document, he has also been demanded additional punishment of 3 months to one year in prison and fine of Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000.

In addition to it, citing Corruption Prevention Act 2002, CIAA has demanded additional three years imprisonment for the offenses committed by a high ranking official in government service.

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