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Ex-IRD DG Sharma released on bail of Rs 10 mln

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KATHMANDU — Former Director General of Inland Revenue Department Chudamani Sharma was released on bail of Rs. 10 million from the Special Court on Tuesday.

Sharma was arrested on June 2 earlier this year.

A bench of justices Dwarikaman Joshi, Ratna Bahadur Bagchand and Narayan Prasad Pokharel issued an order to seek the amount equivalent to ten million rupees in bail and accordingly Sharma was released on bail, said information officer at the Court Bishnu Pandey.

Sharma reportedly submitted a bank guarantee worth the amount from Nepal Investment Bank.

Sharma is facing a case of corruption at the court, filed by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on the charge of causing losses worth billions of rupees to the state in waiving taxes as then Chair of the Tax Clearance Commission.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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