Kathmandu, May 16 -- The Special Court on Wednesday released Narayan Pathak, former commissioner of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, on Rs7.8 million bail.

Pathak is facing corruption charges for taking Rs 7.8 million from some individuals promising to settle a dispute related to Nepal Engineering College.

A joint bench of judges Babu Ram Regmi, Dwarikaman Joshi and Pramod Kumar Shrestha Vaidya decided to release Pathak on bail of Rs7.8 million, the amount Pathak is accused of receiving in bribe, according to Puspa Raj Pandya, spokesperson for the Special Court.

The anti-graft agency had filed a corruption case at the Special Court against Pathak on March 26, after conducting an investigation into several leaked audi...