Audio tape issue alleging bribery in judiciary enters parliament


June 23, 2022


Audio tape issue alleging bribery in judiciary enters parliament

House of Representatives meeting. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The issue of bribery in the judiciary, leaked via an audio tape recently, has received attention in the parliament.

In a meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, lawmaker Leela Devi Sitaula expressed her concern about the alleged involvement of people in the judiciary being involved in bribery.

Airing her views in a special hour of the Lower House of the Federal Parliament today, the lawmaker said the record was sufficient to paint a grim picture of Nepal’s judiciary.

It may be noted that few days ago a tape recording said to be the phone conversation between Kathmandu District Court’s judge Raj Kumar Koirala and Nepal Bar Association former treasurer advocate Rudra Pokhrel for a bribe deal was leaked to media.

The release of the audio tape has already sparked protests from various quarters and it has now entered the House.

Accusing the people being paid from the State coffer of indulging in financial gains through unethical channels when the nation is suffering from economic crisis, the lawmaker drew the government’s attention towards the issue.

As she stressed, the entire House whether that be the ruling parties or the opposition parties should be univocal against such serious issues. “It is needed to warn those trying to cause harm to the nation.”