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Engineer Shakya charged of amassing huge property

KATHMANDU:- The anti-graft body, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), on Tuesday filed a charge sheet at the Special Case against Rajkumar Shakya, the Project Chief of Drinking Federal Water and Sewage Management in Khotang under the Department of Drinking Water and Sewage Management, for illegally amassing huge amount of money.

According to the CIAA, Senior Divisional Engineer Shakya had made a huge sum seeking commissions and collecting money from different contractors to embezzle the properties.
Shakya, who had joined the civil service as an overseer from Mahendranagar some 28 years ago, was also found collecting properties in the name of his relatives.
CIAA’s Spokesperson Pradip Kumar Koirala stated that the anti-graft body found Shakya’s properties in the name of his wife Alka and niece Prava as well.
After joining the public service, his legal properties were worth Rs 16.1 million but he has mobilized almost Rs 124 million for property creation and investment.
So, his illegally earned property is worth Rs 107.75 million, the CIAA mentioned in a press statement.
The CIAA has asked for the seizure of Shakya’s all properties without legal sources and maximum extent of penalty and imprisonment.
Similarly, the CIAA has lodged separate charge sheets against Assistant Forest Officer of Taplejung Jiban Kumar Yadav and Forest Officer Birendra Prasad Sah of Sub-Division Forest Office, Phungling for receiving a bribe of Rs 100,000 each for exempting royalty in exporting forest produces.
Furthermore, the CIAA on Tuesday filed a charge sheet at the Special Court against Nepal Electricity Authority’s foreman Tahal Bahadaur Karki for illegally making Rs 11 million.

Published Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 | 09:30 AM

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