Kathmandu District Court has issued an arrest warrant against high profile persons including Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar and Former Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Deep Basnyat to investigate the Lalita Niwas scam.
Gachhadar was Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport when the land of Lalita Niwas was transferred in the name of individual people through a cabinet meeting. So far, Kathmandu District Court has issued arrest warrants against 300 persons in this case.
The Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB) has taken the investigation to the final stage with the conclusion that 143 ropanis of the land of Lalita Niwas have been misappropriated. Out of which 136 ropanis of land has been registered in the name of individuals. Sources say that Basnyat and Gachhadar are ‘out of contact’ since the arrest warrant has been issued.