Former minister Sharma convicted on corruption charges 4 years after passing away
The Special Court on Wednesday convicted former minister, late Rabindra Nath Sharma on corruption charges.
A full bench of the Special Court led by Chairman Gauri Bahadur Karki convicted Sharma, former leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, of embezzling Rs 22.7 million through unfair means while he held important portfolio in the government.
Sharma, who died on November 22, 2008, was a former Finance Minister. The court has ordered to confiscate the illegal property amassed by him.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had dragged Sharma to the court, accusing him of accumulating Rs 22.7 million that it found disproportionate to his sources of income while he held important portfolios in the government.
Although this is the first time in Nepal's judicial history that a deceased person has been convicted, Sharma is the fifth former minister - after Khum Bahadur Khadka, Chiranjivi Wagle, JP Gupta and Govinda Raj Joshi - to be convicted on corruption charges. nepalnews.com