KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against 12 persons including professors of the Tribhuvan University and operators of the Teaching Hospital and Gandaki Medical College.
Members of the monitoring team including Dr Ganesh Kumar Rai, Dr Pradeep Gyawali, Dr Rajeev Yadav, Dr Krishna Adhikari, Dr Nara Maya Thapa and Dr Prenit Kumar Pokharel were made defendants in the case.
Likewise, the college operators Khuma Prasad Aryal, Prakash Lamichhane, Bhesh Raj Aryal,Ramesh Sharma, Hum Nath Koirala and Nisan Rajbhandari were also named defendants in the case.
The anti-graft body has blamed them for allowing affiliation by preparing false report about infrastructures before fixing numbers of students for MBBS program.
A observing team jointly deployed from the Tribhuvan University and the Nepal Medical Council had recommended to set the enrollment capacity at 150 in cahoots with the College operators while the institution lacked basic infrastructures and qualified faculty members.
The constitutional body has demanded actions against Rai and Thapa as per Section 24 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 while others would be taken action against as per Section 19.2 of the same Act if convicted.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.