SC resumes hearing on corruption case against another former minister
The Supreme Court has reopened the graft case against former home minister and Nepali Congress leader Khum Bahadur Khadka.
A division bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Baidyanath Upadhayay resumed hearing on the corruption case against Khadka on Monday.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has charged Khadka of accumulating Rs 23.6 million disproportionate to his sources of income while he held several important portfolios in the government formed by the Nepali Congress in different years.
The CIAA had filed the corruption case against Khadka at the Supreme Court after the special court gave clean chit to him.
Khadka is the fourth former minister and leader of Nepali Congress - after Chiranjivi Wagle, JP Gupta and Govinda Raj Joshi – who is accused of massive corruption.
Wagle, Gupta and Joshi have already been sent to jail after being convicted of massive corruption.
On April 9, 2008, Khadka also withdrew his candidacy for the Constituent Assembly election from the Dang-1 constituency, after Maoists had accused him of responsibility in the killing of seven of their cadres. Nepalnews.com