Lalita Niwas Land Scam

CIB submits report to District Government Attorney Office

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has today submitted its investigation report on the Lalita Niwas land scam to the District Public Prosecutor Office, Kathmandu.

Office Chief Achyutmani Neupane confirmed that it received the report regarding the land scam from the CIB.

The CIB recorded statements from former Prime Ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai on Sunday.

While the government had transferred some land to the fake tenants following a decision by the cabinet led by Madhav Kumar Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai led cabinet had transferred another piece of land to a ‘GUTHI (Trust) that existed only in paper leding to their implication in the scam.

The CIB, Monday, also recorded statements from former Deputy Prime Minister, Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, former minister Chandra Dev Joshi and former minister of state, Sanjay Shah.

The case about the illicit acquisition of the Baluwatar-based Lalita Niwas land by various individuals is under consideration at the Special Court.

The police suspect forgery of government documents and unauthorized use of signatures while registering the public land into names of various individuals.