A parliamentary committee headed by United Marxist Leninists’ leader Pradip Gyawali which was assigned the task to investigate Sudan corruption scam had received threats while carrying out the investigation.
The parliamentary committee after thorough investigation had found out that embezzlement of Rs 350 million had taken place and had also suggested that the then home ministers and home secretaries were too involved in the embezzlement of fund.
The committee led by Mr. Gyawali had interrogated 150 Police officials involved in the purchase of Armored Personal Carriers and other items for the Nepal Police Peace mission in Darfur, Sudan.
Addressing a program in Pokhara of Kaski district Mr. Gyawali who had himself led the investigation process said that, “Indeed we had received threats but let us not discuss that at the moment, instead penalizing the culprits should be the prime focus”.
“No matter who is involved in the scam should be penalized”, he added.
“The home ministry has to face heavy political and administrative interference be it the case of promoting or transferring of an inspector, how can we believe that in a big purchase deal of this sort there was no involvement of political leadership”, Gyawali questioned. Sound logic indeed.
However, when asked why the CIAA (Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority) did not file case against former home ministers, Bhim Rawal, Bam Dev Gautam and daddy of them all Krishna Prasad Sitaula along with the then home secretaries, Govinda Kusum and Umesh Mainali, Gyawali replied, “I have no idea.”
Nevertheless, the CIAA body is under intense pressure now to wrap the Home Ministers and the secretaries.The pressure is increasing each day.
The CIAA has no options left other than to honor the public pressure.