Nepalese congressman Tek Bahadur Gurung and another former minister convicted corruption

L-R: Former ministers Tek Bahadur Gurung and Badri Prasad Neupane

Kathmandu, March 1

The special court on Tuesday he sentenced two former ministers, Tek Bahadur Gurung and Badri Prasad Neupane, for corruption.

Gurung is a sitting member of the House of Representatives representing Manang District. However, the leader of the Congress of Nepal was already suspended as he faced a corruption charge while being elected.

The court convicted them of irregularities in a lease for the use of land at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu belonging to the Social Welfare Council. While Gurung was convicted as a tenant, Neupane had played a role in the misappropriation as council chairman when he was social welfare minister.

Of the 14 people charged by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), nine were convicted and five acquitted, reports court spokesman Dipendra Nath Yogi.

Yogi says that the sentences of the convicts will be pronounced on March 9.

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