Kathmandu,8 Feb 2015: The Supreme Court has given clearance to a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) after 12 years’ relentless pursuit under charges of corruption for alleged accumulation of illegal property.
A divisional bench of Justices Ram Kumar Prasad Shah and Deepakraj Joshi on Sunday upheld the verdict of the Special Court and acquitted former IGP Achyut Krishna Kharel of the allegation of corruption.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against the former IGP for illegal acquisition of properties worth Rs 16.9 million. The Special Court (SC) cleared the former IGP of the charge citing the property held by him were Rs 268,000 short of the total sum of his income.
The anti-graft body had appealed the Special Court verdict in Asoj, 2059 BS at the Supreme Court while former IGP Kharel also made an appeal that the amount obtained by selling his land property, the interest from the bank, daughter’s income, agricultural income and ancestral properties sum were not included as his income.