Yet another former govt secy convicted on corruption charge
Following a day after the former Defense Secretary Chakrabandhu Aryal was convicted on graft charge, the Special Court has convicted former Joint-Secretary Arun Kumar Ranjitkar in a corruption case and sentenced him to one year in prison along with fines. The court has decided to confiscate Rs. 4.54 million, amount that he misappropriated and to charge fine equivalent to the amount misappropriated by him.
A division bench headed by Court Chairman Gauri Bahadur Karki and comprising Court members Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise handed down a verdict to that end on Friday.
Former Joint –Secretary Ranjitkar has been accused of embezzling 4.54 million while he was in government service.
Delivering the verdict, the bench stated shares worth Rs. 4.067 million and the amount accruing from the shares in the name of Ranjitkar and members of his family would go to the government coffers, and the vehicle worth Rs. 400,000 and the shortfall of Rs. 77,803 would be confiscated from the bank savings.