Corrupt Minister Fined 84 Lakhs ; JAILED

Communications Minister Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for accumulating wealth beyond his income and abuse of power. Conviction of a politician in a corruption case is quite new to Nepal and Mr Gupta has paved way hopefully for many more ministers in the days to come. Nrs 22,000 is believed to be the amount which Gupta had in his savings before he started the post of press adviser to then Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala back in 1992. His assets including properties, land rover jeep and a Sunny Nissan car is likely to be seized by the court as well as the freezing of his accounts.  

84 Lakh rupees is approximately £67,500/$106,000!!! That’s sooo much!!! It’s good to see this happen but doesn’t this just make you wonder how much other ministers who have higher positions than him have been earning stealing! Also, 18 months sounds a bit too relaxed for an amount so large, I doubt he will eve pay off the fine thanks to our country’s lenient ways! Corrupt minister Gupta won’t feel too alone at the Dilli Bazaar jail as he has few other minister friends who have ended up there just like him. Former minister Chiranjivi Wagle was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges on 15th March last year and more recently former minister Shyam Sundar Gupta was welcomed as an inmate on the 17th February for an abduction case of a businessman. 

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  1. It’s going to take thousands of years before Nepal moves up on the political ladder. Corruptions everywhere you turn your head hinder any hope and dreams the nationals hold.

    Disgusting. I spit at the crooked government.

  2. Hmm about 10 years ago. when i was in school i knew this guy’s nephew and i remember him coming to visit him in VARIOUS DIFFERENT cars. even back then he was facing corruption charges and i believe he was jailed . according to his nephew his jail was NO ORDINARY jail. it apparently was fully air-conditioned with all the creature comfort one would generally not associate jail with. he was later released in bail. YET AGAIN he is tired and found guilty.
    He is corrupt and DUMB. This simultaneously amuses, baffles and saddens me.

  3. I don’t think there is anything to celebrate about one lone madhesi from a fringe party being jailed in corruption charge While the real corrupt politicians are free and still plundering all the money that were meant to build school, road and hospital for the poor nepali. They send their children to study in USA with that ill gotten wealth while children are dying of dehydration in rural Nepal, death which can be avoided by Jeevan Jal which cost about 2 RS a packet.

    I am not condoning Jay Prakash Gupta, He is a corrupt politician and he should be behind bars and 18 month is too light for the crime of such magnitude but he is a small fry compare to the likes of Khum Bahadur Khadka, Sujata Koirala and Former army chief Pyar Jung Thapa.

    Khum Bahadur Khadka has been accused of siphoning more than 40 millions from Bakraha River Irrigation Project and his case has been pending in SC for a decade now.

    Both Sujata Koirala and Pyar Jung Thapa Few years back spend crores of rupees on wedding of their respective daughter, Money which is beyond their source of income.
    Why is it that these three and hundreds of other Politician who mainly belong to High caste Hill (Bahun and Chetrri) remain free while Jay Prakash Gupta can be persecuted for his crime?? does one caste make one untouchable?? What does that say of judicial system of Nepal???

    If this government is serious about rooting out corruption from Nepal, We should bring all the guilty to face the court irrespective of their caste and which party they belong to.

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