Special Court (SC) has convicted three former Inspector General of Police (IGP) and two suppliers on Sudan scam and provided clean chit to 31 police officers. This may be the first ever case of embezzlement of millions rupees in Nepal.
Announcing the verdict on Tuesday, a bench of SC chairman Gauri Bahadur Karki and judges Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise slapped a two-year jail term to former IGPs– Om Bikram Rana, Hem Bahadur Gurung and Ramesh Chandra Thakuri–each along with Rs 170,680,000, Rs 64,870,000 and Rs 48,544,000 as fine respectively.
The court also slapped a two-year jail term to Michael Rider, director of Assured Risks, the firm that supplied the faulty Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the Nepal Police’s Sudan mission and Shambhu Bharati, local agent of the company. The court also pronounced Rs 280 million fine to Rider and Rs 140 million to Bharati.
Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had filed a corruption case in June last year against 34 top police officers and two suppliers on the charge of misappropriating millions of rupees during the purchase of APCs for Nepali peace keeping mission deployed in Darfur, Sudan.
The combatants from People’s Liberation Army (PLA) First Division in Chulachuli, Ilam have disrupted vehicular movement in Mechi zone from 12 am to 2 pm on Sunday afternoon as a protest against the seizure of their voluntary retirement paychecks by the commanders.
PLA combatants staged demonstration in the eastern region and warned the government to come up with stringent protests if the government did not address their demands within five days that is by February 17.
Their five-point demand includes return of seized cheques and identity cards, relief package for the combatants who joined the Young Communist League (YCL) before the PLA verification by UNMIN in 2007.
The agitating Maoist combatants have not only demanded to the government but also to their party to unveil the details of the PLA fund including income and expenditure.
Earlier news has came in various media that complaints have been received by the Special Committee Secretariat that Maoist commanders are trying to force the PLA combatants to provide a certain percent of their voluntary retirement package.
Understanding Nepali film industry is not easy. I am confused when somebody asks about the strongest star-power actor in Nepali film industry. In fact, there is none! Neither Rajesh Hamal’s action nor Rekha Thapa’s exposure can be a sure-shot of success.
But, in case of Bhuwan KC, there seems to be a consensus among media people that, he makes movies that do good business. Although it might not be true for all the movies Bhuwan KC has done as an actor, but the movies he had produced so far had been successful commercially.