Nepal’s Special Court Set for Landmark Lalita Niwas Verdict

February 14, 2024
Lalita Niwas Verdict

KATHMANDU – A highly anticipated decision in the Lalita Niwas Land Scam is expected today. The Special Court is poised to rule on accusations of government land misappropriation implicating powerful figures including former Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, former Minister Chandra Dev Joshi, and Bhatbhateni owner Min Bahadur Gurung.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) initiated the case in Magh 22, 2076 BS, alleging the unlawful transfer of state-owned land into private hands. Tuesday’s conclusion of hearings brought a statement from court spokesperson Dhan Bahadur Karki signaling an imminent verdict.

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Opinionated

Justice or Farce? Nepal Holds its Breath for Lalita Niwas Verdict

Years of scandals and stalled investigations may finally culminate today as Nepal’s Special Court prepares to deliver its judgment in the Lalita Niwas Land Scam. This isn’t just any corruption case; it implicates some of the country’s most powerful – former top ministers and wealthy tycoons. Will the court finally hold them to account for allegedly stealing public land, or will we see yet another example of the powerful escaping justice?

The CIAA started this fight back in Magh 22, 2076 BS, but can we trust the system after repeated delays? Many Nepalis have lost faith. Today’s verdict will either spark renewed hope or ignite widespread outrage.

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