SC verdict on Khadka today
KATHMANDU , AUG 14 -
A division bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Baidya Nath Upadhyay on July 13 had fixed the date of one of the oldest corruption cases pending in the apex court after both the defendants and petitioners completed their presentations on Tuesday.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had moved the apex court in March 2007 challenging the verdict of the Special Court, which gave a clean chit to Khadka.
The CIAA had claimed in its chargesheet filed at the Special Court in November 2006 that Khakda had amassed property worth Rs 23.6 million, which was disproportionate to his income.
However, the then Special Court bench led by Judge Bhupdhwoj Adhikari said that his source of property worth Rs 1.2 million only was not found to be disclosed and declared Khadka innocent.
The hearing of the case, which reached the court five years ago, was put off many times. The apex court on March 27, 2011 had summoned Khadka before the court. The current hearing has been continuing since October 24 last year following another order of the apex court on August 7 the same year to produce relevant files.
Posted on: 2012-08-14 11:32