CIB Concludes: Min Bahadur Gurung as Central Planner in Lalita Niwas Case
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has identified Min Bahadur Gurung as the primary planner in the Lalita Niwas case.
In a significant turn of events, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the police has officially transferred the case file pertaining to the government land at Lalita Niwas in Baluwatar to the public prosecutor.
This move follows the arrest of Min Bahadur Gurung, the prominent owner of Bhatbhateni Supermarket and a well-known businessman, on June 27th, in connection with the alleged misappropriation of over 113 ropani of government land at Lalita Niwas.
The arrest of Gurung has triggered a flurry of opinions on both sides of the spectrum. Various umbrella organizations representing industrialists have rallied in support of Gurung, issuing statements in his defense.
Conversely, there are arguments questioning the validity of Gurung’s arrest, citing his significant business holdings and the presumption that he is not a flight risk.
Nevertheless, the police have designated Gurung as the primary accused in the Lalita Niwas case, asserting that he played a central role in scheming to misappropriate government land in the Lalita Niwas area.
According to the CIB report, Gurung is accused of colluding with other key defendants, including Shobhakant Dhakal, Kumar Regmi, and Bijender Joshi, to orchestrate the embezzlement and acquisition of government land.
The report details how government-owned land was allegedly fraudulently transferred to specific individuals and even placed under the names of fictitious persons and family members.
The report concludes by stating, “It is evident that Min Bahadur Gurung assumed the role of planner and manager, directly benefiting from the planning, coordination, sale, and misappropriation of government land.”
As this complex legal case unfolds, it is expected to continue drawing significant attention and scrutiny from various quarters.