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Lalita Niwas land grab: CIB submits investigation report to District Public Prosecutor’s Office

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has submitted the investigation report on the Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar, land grab case to the District Public Prosecutor’s Office in Kathmandu.

The CIB team presented the report on Tuesday morning, as stated by CIB spokesperson Superintendent of Police Navaraj Adhikari.

“The CIB has concluded its work, and the next steps will be determined by the public prosecutor’s office,” he noted.

In a prior instance on Sunday evening, the CIB also recorded statements from two former Prime Ministers — Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai — both of whom were implicated in the case.

The CIB’s investigation revolves around a case where 142 ropanis of government land at Lalita Niwas were illicitly transferred to individuals.

In the investigation carried out by the CIB, it has come to light that approximately 143 ropanis of government land at Lalita Niwas in Baluwatar were illicitly registered in the names of various individuals on five separate occasions spanning from 1992 to 2013.

The Supreme Court (SC) had on August 6 ordered an inquiry into the decision-making process of the Council of Ministers in relation to the Lalita Niwas case.

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