CIAA set to file corruption case against Chudamani Sharma



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Kathmandu, July 13: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has decided to file a case against three persons, including Director General (now under suspension) of the Inland Revenue Department Chudamani Sharma, on the charge of embezzling around Rs 11 billion.

The anti-graft body today decided to file case against Lumba Dhoj Mahat and Umesh Dhakal, the two members of the Tax Settlement Commission, also on corruption charges. This is the biggest corruption case the CIAA has filed against anyone in its history.

A CIAA high official said that preparations have been made to register case at the Special Court on Friday. The CIAA, after studying 45 files related to tax clearance, concluded that Rs 10.95 billion had been embezzled by the three persons.
The official also said that the embezzled amount might increase after the remaining files related to tax clearance are studied.
Mahat and Dhakal are absconding. CIAA has been studying all aspects of the decisions regarding tax clearance, according to the official. RSS