CIAA to probe Phewa Lake encroachment

August 9, 2017

After reports of increasing encroachment in Phewa Lake came out in mainstream media of late, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has launched an investigation into the case, report Nagarik and Republica.

The anti-corruption constitutional body recently wrote a letter to the Phewa Lake Conservation and Management Office under Pokhara-Lekhanath Municipality asking for details about the encroachment, according to Nagarik anchor story. The Office has already responded to the letter with a report of initiatives take to conserve the lake from encroachment, the report quotes an engineer working at the Office.

Details about alleged encroachment, however, will be submitted later, according to Republica. Meanwhile, the report names famous writer, tourism entrepreneur and social activist Karna Shakya, hotelier Piyush Bahadur Amatya and surgeon Lagadish Lal Baidya as persons involved in the encroachment.