CIAA lodges cases against officers for embezzling millions from state coffers


Kathmandu, Aug. 6: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has lodged a case in the Special Court on Monday against Account Officer Rabin Chandra Dhakal of Katari Municipality of Udayapur district on the charge of embezzling nearly Rs 40 million.
The anti-graft body said that Account Officer Dhakal siphoned off the amount from the reserve fund account of the municipality in his personal bank account by preparing fake documents. After transferring the amount of the state coffer, Dhakal spent it for his personal use and purchased land plots in the name of his family members and relatives, reads the charge sheet of the CIAA.
The CIAA has sought maximum punishment, claiming penalty of equal amount of embezzlement.
Likewise, the CIAA has lodged case against the then Account Officer of Mail Municipality in Ilam Dhakal and Chief Administrative Officer Kalidas Dhakal. Account Officer Dhakal is charged of indulging in corruption of Rs 23.4 million like that of Katari Municipality.
Similarly, the CIAA has lodged case against Kalidas on charge of embezzling Rs 23.4 million.
The two were found preparing separate documents in the letters one sent for the bank and the next keeping as office copy (OC) and misusing the fund in connivance of the two officers, according to Spokesperson of CIAA Rameshwor Dangal. RSS

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