Kathmandu, Sept. 14 -- The video image showed Krishna Prasad Ghimire put his hand inside the trouser pocket of Ramhari Subedi, a non-gazetted officer at the Land Revenue Office, Kalanki, Kathmandu.

That was all the evidence that the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority produced in court in a corruption case filed against the two claiming that Ghimire had put all of Rs1,000 in Subedi's pocket.

According to the charge-sheet filed on September 16, 2019, Ghimire, a paralegal who prepares documents during land deals, had gone to the Land Revenue Office with regard to some work related to his own property, and to expedite the work he had given Subedi Rs1,000.

Ten months after the case was filed, the Special Court on July 14 rul...