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Graft-accused Secretary Marasini released on general date


 |  Kathmandu

Madhu Marasini, a sitting secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply, who is accused of graft in the national payment gateway system, has been released on a general date.

Marasini who was produced at the Special Court on Sunday was released on the general date today.

A bench of Judges comprising Khusi Prasad Tharu, Ram Bahadur Thapa and Ritendra Thapa heard the case filed against Marasini. Similarly, advocates Raman Kumar Shrestha, Krishna Prasad Sapkota and Lalit Basnet conducted a bail-hearing on behalf of Marasini.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed a case against Marasini seeking a fine of Rs 230 million for allegedly doling out 250 million breaching the existing rules while he was working at Budget and Program Division of the Finance Ministry.

Presenting their arguments, advocates demanded that Marasini’s petition be scrapped arguing that the accusation leveled against him is baseless.

The anti-graft body on October 2, 2023 lodged the case against nine individuals including Marasini for not bringing into operation the national payment gateway system that was procured six years ago.


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