Supreme Court Defers Verdict on Gupta’s Case

J.P. Gupta
Madeshi Leader Jaya Prakas Gupta

JAN 09, 2012 KATHMANDU – Corrupted Politician and culture of Corrupts Political Philosophy in Nepal always played a big role in the justice system as The Supreme Court (SC) has deferred the final verdict on the corruption case against Minister for Information and Communications Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta for Feb 21.

The verdict was deferred citing lack of time to prepare the full text of the final verdict.

A division bench of Justices Sushila Karki and Tarka Raj Bhatta was due to issue the verdict on Minister Gupta today who has been accused of amassing property worth Rs.20.8 million through illegal means while he was at the helm of various ministries.

Commission for Investigation on Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had filed a case against Gupta at Special Court on March 20, 2003, accusing him of accumulating property beyond his income.

However, Special Court had acquitted Gupta on June 7, 2007, citing insufficient reasons to prove that Gupta had amassed property through illegal means.

CIAA had moved to the SC following the decision of the Special Court.

There are thousands of reason and evidence against many of those politicians but due to insufficient power of law that in action and political influence has always made difficult to take action against the culprit.

Nepal counts among the most corrupted country in the world which per ca-pita income is still less than a dollar but most of the politician are much richer after they took office for few months to few years.

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