CIAA Commissioner Pathak resigns

Commissioner at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Raj Narayan Pathak has resigned on Friday after allegations of corruption.

Pathak went to the President’s Office Friday afternoon and submitted his resignation, according to spokesperson at the President’s Office Chaawindra Parajuli.

Nepalkhabar news portal had published a news report about a video of Pathak taking bribe from promoter of Nepal Engineering College located at Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Wednesday evening.

The ruling CPN had initiated discussion about registering impeachment motion against Pathak on Thursday after the news of Pathak taking a bribe of Rs 7.80 million from Lambodar Neupane, promoter of the college which currently faces ownership dispute, was published.

CPN leaders had advised Pathak to resign. The party had prepared to register impeachment motion if Pathak did not resign by Friday.

Promoter Neupane was trying to privatize public properties worth Rs 1.50 billion handed over to the college by the then Changu Narayan VDC. The issue came to the fore when the promoters themselves started to bicker.

The Education and Health Committee of the HoR a few weeks back had instructed the government to make the college a public property.



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