KATHMANDU: The Special Court on Tuesday convicted former Inspector General of Nepal Police Motilal Bohara of graft and slapped an 18-month jail sentence and a penalty of Rs 2.683 million along the confiscation of property of same value.
The full bench of Special Court Justices Gauri Bahadur Karki, Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise issued the verdict on the case against the former top cop, concluding that Bohara’s property worth Rs 26.834578 was disproportionate to his sources of income.
Referring to the existing anti-corruption laws, the Court ruled that the property was, thus, earned through corruption.
Bohara has been sentenced for one-and-half y ears for amassing the property with illegal means, with extra six months of the total term for abusing his authority as the police chief.
It further said that the fixed assets at different places, shares and balances in different banks worth the amount, as mentioned in the CIAA charge-sheet against him, will be seized.
In November last year, the Supreme Court had sent the graft cases against former top cops Bohara and Achyut Krishna Kharel back to the Special Court for fresh proceedings.