Kathmandu, October 15
Ten months after the allegation that the then minister for communications and information technology Gokul Baskota demanded a commission from a Swiss company agent for awarding his company a contract to open a security printing press in Nepal, the Bijaya Prakash Mishra, who had leaked the audio, says he will also expose a video record of the conversation.
Mishra tells Onlinekhabar that he is currently in Japan in search of a device that will help him prove the truthfulness of his audio and video contents. He says he is returning to Nepal on Friday.
Earlier last month, the anti-corruption constitutional body, Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, had summoned Mishra to be present at the CIAA office in Kathmandu for seven days. Mishra says he had informed the commission’s investigation officer that he was in Japan and would take some more time to come.
Mishra’s allegation had forced Baskota, a confidant of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, to resign.