Engineer faces corruption case for amassing illegal propertiesThe commission had started an investigation on Jitendra Kumar Chaudhary, the immediate chief divisional engineer at the Biratnagar Divisional Road Office, on the charge of amassing property amounting to Rs 39.94 million illegally.
Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Monday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against Jitendra Kumar Chaudhary, the immediate chief divisional engineer at the Biratnagar Divisional Road Office, on the charge of amassing property amounting to Rs 39.94 million illegally.
The anti-graft body said that Chaudhary was charged after an investigation found that the living standard of his family was suspiciously high. The family had large cash deposits in several banks and had added properties worth beyond their financial capacity.
“While filing the charge-sheet, the commission had also presented Chaudhary at the court,” said CIAA Spokesperson Pradeep Koirala. “Now, the court will decide his fate.”
The commission had started an investigation on Chaudhary after receiving a complaint that he had accumulated properties through illegal means in collusion with contractors.
The anti-graft body has sought two years jail term, confiscation of illegally-acquired properties and a fine equivalent to the illegally-acquired properties for Chaudhary as per section 20 of the Corruption Prevention Act 2002.
According to the CIAA, Chaudhary had purchased land and houses and registered them to himself, his wife Kiran, and their two children Abhisek and Smriti. Chaudhary’s wife and their two children have also been named defendants in the case.
Chaudhary was transferred to Dang from Biratnagar Divisional Road Office last year before he was recently transferred to the Gaighat-Diktel Road Project under the Sagarmatha Highway.
According to an official of the Department of Roads, Chaudhary was also manhandled by the cadres of Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chanda last month.