In order to look into Gurung’s alleged involvement in the Lalita Niwas land grab scandal, police have brought him into jail.
Chairman of Bhatbhateni Supermarket Min Bahadur Gurung is arrested
Min Bahadur Gurung, the chairman and managing director of Bhatbhateni Supermarket, has been detained by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) in connection with the Lalita Niwas land grab case.
Gurung has been detained while authorities look into his potential role in the fraud. He is charged with falsifying official paperwork.
Four former Dillibazar land revenue office workers, including a joint secretary, were also detained by police in connection with the scheme.
The former office manager Kaladhar Deuja and staff members Surendraman Kapali, Dharma Prasad Gautam, and Hupendra Mani KC were all detained on Tuesday in various locations in Kathmandu.
On January 6, 2022, the CIB sent its report to the Office of the Attorney General after concluding its investigation, however the report was later returned to the agency with a recommendation for additional inquiry.
In connection with a land grab in the center of Kathmandu, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed corruption charges against 175 people on February 5, 2020.
The “land mafia” collaborated with public servants to turn state property at Lalita Niwas, near the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar, into a number of private persons’ personal assets, according to a number of media sources.
Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, a former deputy prime minister and minister of physical infrastructure and transportation, as well as two former ministers of land reform, Dambar Shrestha and Chandra Dev Joshi, are accused of engaging in corruption in connection with the infamous Lalita Niwas scandal.