KATHMANDU, Jan. 7 -- Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on Monday recommended the government and the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to take action against Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, two former ministers, Jiban Bahadur Shahi and Jitendra Narayan Dev among others for their alleged involvement in irregularities in the procurement of the wide-body aircraft by the Nepal Airlines.

However, the meeting of the PAC has given clean chit to Secretary Prem Kumar Rai even though it had earlier implicated him behind the aircraft scam.

The meeting also directed the government to immediately suspend NAC's Managing Director Sugat Ratna Kansakar, and NAC board members.

A meeting of the PAC held at Singhadurbar ma...