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Supreme Court seeks written reasons for not indicting former PMs in Baluwatar land scam

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) demanding reasons in writing for not filing a charge-sheet against former Prime Ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the Lalita Niwas land procurement scam.
A single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR asked the CIAA to submit written reasons within 15 days.
Senior advocate Bal Krishna Neupane on February 12 filed a writ petition in the apex court against the CIAA demanding investigations into former PMs Nepal and Bhattarai for their alleged involvement in the cheat.
The constitutional anti-graft body on February 5 had filed a charge-sheet in the special court against 175 people for their alleged involvement in the scam.

Published Date: Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 07:50 AM

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