Ex top cop Kharel acquited of corruption charges

KATHMANDU: The Special Court on Wednesday acquitted the former Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP) Achyut Krishna Kharel of corruption charge.
A three-member bench of judges comprising Gauri Bahadur Karki, Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise at the Special Court ruled in favor of IGP Kharel giving him and his wife Meena and son Ayush a clean-chit on graft charges. The court in its verdict concluded that the former IGP Kharel owns properties less than his legal sources of income.
The court on Tuesday had convicted another former IGP Motilal Bohara on similar charges slapping him a jail term of 18 months and a fine of Rs 2.68 million.
Special court have given the verdicts on the graft cases of former IGPs following a redirection from the Supreme Court which overturned the earlier decision of former court of acquitting Kharel and Bohara citing flaws in the decision to acquit the duo in charge filed by Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

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