KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Tuesday concluded the hearing on the graft case against former minister and Nepali Congress leader Khum Bahadur Khada, and August 14 as the date to issue the final verdict.
Khadka faces the charge of having accumulating property worth Rs 23.6 million disproportionate to his sources of income.
A division bench of Justices Kalyan Shrestha and Baidyanath Upadhyay has been hearing the case.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had charged that Khadka had accumulated Rs 23.6 million by misusing power when he was minister.
The Special Court had acquitted Khadka—noting that though Rs 1.2 million of his assets could not be justified income, convicting him would be unjustifiable for it did not exceed 10 per cent of his legitimate income.
Earlier, the Supreme Court convicted former minister Chiranjeevi Wagle and Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta of corruption and jailed them.