Kathmandu, Nepal, February 6, 2020: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the anti corruption constitutional body, Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) of coming under the influence of the government and ruling head Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
Organizing a press conference on Friday at party’s central office, Sanepa, NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said that the CIAA's decision to implicate former minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchadar, who is also the vice president and deputy leader of the parliamentary party of the NC, over the Lalita Niwas land scam is politically motivated and biased.’
If the CIAA was politically motivated and biased, the charge sheet should not have filed against of the particular minister of then cabinet because Gachchhadar alone had not taken decision but taken collectively from the cabinet in the presence of Prime Minister, NC Spokesperson Sharma said.
Before organizing the press conference, a meeting of the NC's office-bearers was also held at Party’s president Sher Bhadur Deuba’s residence at Budhanilkantha to make official views over the issue. The meeting had concluded with the decision to strongly oppose the CIAA's move to implicate NC leader Gachchadar in the Lalita Niwas land scam.
The CIAA had on Wednesday filed a charge-sheet against 175 individuals including Gachchhadar. Former ministers Chandra Dev Joshi, Chhabiraj Pant and Dambar Shrestha along with former government secretary Dinesh Hari Adhikari and former secretary and CIAA ex-chief Dip Basnyat and many others were charge sheeted in the scam.