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CIAA drags 18 including CAN Chairman to court for Corruption

President Tanka Angbuhang along with 18 member of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) will be facing court case for alleged irregularities in construction of cricket stadium and building in Mulpani, Kathmandu.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday filed corruption case at the Special Court against 18 persons including Chairman of CAN. The constitutional anti-corruption body charge sheeted CAN Chairman Angbuhang, vice chairmen Chatur Bahadur Chand, Sunil Man Amatya and Binod Kumar Mainali, General Secretary Askonath Pyakurel, Treasurer Raj Babu Shrestha and members Kiran Shumsher Rana, Thakur Pratap Thapa, Thakur Prasad Pahadi and Purna Bahadur Lama and NSC engineer Arun Upadhaya.

According to CIAA statement, beside aforementioned official and CAN office-bearers, operator of Gaura Construction Surya Adhikari, Ram Sharan Deuja of R Komal Construction, Krishna Prasad Pandey of Nawa Nirman Company, Pawan Pathak of Crown Nepal Construction and Development and Raj Kumar Khadka of Khadka Construction and Umesh Man Shrestha of Design Shell Architect and engineer Chhabi Lal Adhikari of Sifon Engineering Consultancy have been charge sheeted in the case.

The CIAA stated that the investigation has revealed that they embezzled Rs 14.31 million by misusing funds provide by the government and foreign organization for construction of stadium and building, sending irrelevant person for foreign trip on CAN’s expenditure among others.

CIAA, in the charge sheet has demanded the culprits recoup the amount to the cricket governing body.

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