Writ filed at SC, seeking release of IRD DG Chief

Choodamani SharmaKathmandu / July 11: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court ( SC) Tuesday, demanding the release of Director General of Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, who is presently in the custody of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on corruption charge.

Sharma’s spouse Ms Kalpana Upreti Sharma moved the SC to file a writ that has named the Special Court and CIAA as defendants, seeking his release from detention. In the petition, she claimed that Sharma’s confinement was illegal.

The IRD Director General is entitled special rights to increase or narrow the tax network and Sharma had, in the same capacity, carried out his professional duties accordingly, the writ added.

The CIAA had arrested IRD DG Sharma on June 2 on the charge of indulging in irregularities in revenue fixation and had filed a case against him at the Special Court.

The Special Court later ordered to keep him in custody for further investigations into the case.

He has been charged of granting tax (capital gains tax) exemption to the Ncell, the private telecom company, during the transfer of company’s ownership and playing a major role in waiving the tax of around Rs 21 billion as the member secretary in the Tax Settlement Commission. RSS

Related News

Leave a Reply

टाइप गरेर स्पेस थिच्नुहोस् र नेपाली युनिकोडमा पाउनुहोस। (Press Ctrl+g to toggle between English and Nepali OR just Click on the letter). अंग्रेजीमा टाइप गर्न "अ" मा थिच्नुहोस्।

Advertise Section 7

TOP NEWSview all

Clean Nepal is possible as over 23 million people are willing to contribute: Khem Sharma

Even though it’s late, victims will get something from the commission: Subedi

Cecil and Harambe; a lesson for Himalayan Republic

Trip Down under

We want real conversion of our students beyond religion: Fr. Boniface Tigga, Regional Superior of Nepal Jesuit Society

Positive Development Media Pvt. Ltd. / Regd. No: 232 / 073-74

Kathmandu, Nepal


Editor : Mr. Divesh J.B. Rana Chairperson : Mr. Pratibedan Baidya