The Special Court on Tuesday convicted the then Managing Director of Bharatpur-based BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital Bhaktaman Shrestha, on corruption charges.

A joint bench of Special Court Chairman Baburam Regmi and members Ratna Bahadur Bagchand and Pramod Kumar Shrestha convicted Shrestha of amassing property Rs 11,866,776 by abusing his authority.

According to the Registrar at the Special Court Bhim Kumar Shrestha, the court has also sentenced one year jail term to shrestha.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), on February 14, 2016, had filed a corruption case at the Special Court against Dr Shrestha and his wife Shilu Shrestha on charge of amassing illegal property by abusing his authority and sought Rs 16,757,116 in damages.