CIAA files case against 14 former NEA officials including two Chinese nationals

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    KATHMANDU, Feb 21:

    CIAAThe Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), has filed a case against 14 Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) former officials including three Chinese nationals, at the Special Court, charging them of  corruption while purchasing transformers for NEA from China.

    The anti-graft body moved the Special Court against former Executive Director Dr Jibendra Jha and former NEA general managers; Rameshwor Yadav, Yugal Kishor Shah and Chiranjivi Sharma Poudel among others on Friday.

    Former NEA Manager Kailash Prasad Atal, former deputy Directors Harish Bahadur Pal and Dilli Raman Dahal, former Account Officer Suresh Kumar Katuwal, former deputy Account Officer Sushil Prasad Khanal are charged by the CIAA.

    Similarly, former acting Managing Director Asta Ratna Shakya, Centre Head Tripurari Prasad Singh, Deputy Manager Surendra Prasad Paneru, former storekeeper head and engineer Narayan Prasad Chaudhary and former storekeeper Saroj Shrestha have also been charged.

    The CIAA has demanded a fine of Rs 78.10 million and same amount of compensation in line with the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 from the aforementioned persons for loss to the NEA during the purchase of substandard transformers.

    Source : Republica