House panel to enquire CIAA on Anfa graft probe

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Ganesh_Thapa_20141106084656_20141106085742_20150315085945KATHMANDU, MAR 16 – The Parliamentary Public Account Committee is preparing to enquire the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority regarding its investigation into corruption charges against Ganesh Thapa, thesuspended chairman of the All Nepal Football Association.

A meeting of the committee on Sunday decided to seek updates from the anti-graft body’s decision regarding investigation into Thapa’s case. “Media reports say Thapa’s case has been put on hold. But, as initiator of this case, we are not still informed about the matter. That’s why we want updates from them [CIAA],” PAC member Ramhari Khatiwada said, adding, “If reports are true, we are planning to summon them before the parliament.”

On February 19, the CIAA had informed that Thapa’s case was put on hold due to lack of enough evidence. The parliamentary committee, however, is not convinced with the CIAA statement. “We have thoroughly investigated into his irregularities and asked the concerned authority to book the guilty,” Khatiwada said.

An investigation report prepared by the committee had accused Thapa along with the Association’s General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan and Treasurer Birat Jung Shahi of embezzling Rs 580 million.

-News by The kathmandu post