Kathmandu, 14 July: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has interrogated its former Chief Deep Basnyat in connection with his alleged involvement in the Lalita Niwas land scam. It is the first time that the anti-corruption constitutional body summoned a former chief of a constitutional body for interrogation.
Basnyat has been accused of facilitating the transfer of ownership of the public land into individuals’ names when he was a government secretary. He had also crossed his jurisdiction while deciding about the land as a secretary of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Construction, according to media reports.
People’s News Monitoring Service