• Tuesday 20th August 2019

CIAA commissioner Pathak to face music

  • Published on: February 20, 2019



  • By Our Reporter
    Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Raj Narayan Pathak, who resigned on Friday after he was accused of taking a Rs 7.8 million bribe from an engineering college, is going to face music from the CIAA itself.
    Amidst the speculations whether Pathak would be allowed to get off scot-free after tendering resignation, the anti-graft body said on Monday that it would initiate an investigation into the case of Pathak.
    Sources at CIAA said that it concluded to investigate into its former commissioner Pathak.
    Pathak resiged on Friday, a day after the bribery allegation surfaced in the media.
    Shortly after the exposure, members of parliament offered him two options: resign or face impeachment.
    Also, many people had taken to social media to express their feelings and demand investigations into the affair. They demanded that Pathak should be taken into custody.
    Shamed by the media exposure including social media posts, Pathak had wanted to submit his resignation through a representatives of the CIAA instead of appearing in person at the Office of the President to submit the resignation letter. But the anti-graft body rejected the idea, and he had no option but to reach the President’s Office in person. His resignation has preempted any impeachment process. But the resignation had raised a question whether Pathak would be booked for involvement in bribery. And the CIAA has, in a sense, ended this speculation by deciding to investigate into the allegation. He was said be already under police surveillance.

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