CIAA files forgery case against NRB staffer

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a forgery case at the Special Court against Jyoti Bahadur Thapa, non-gazetted first class staffer at the Nepal Rastra Bank for submitting fake certificate to get promotion in the service.

Issuing a press statement, the anti-graft body informed that Thapa was found to have acquired fake academic certificate of the intermediate level from Bihar Intermediate Education Council of India. CIAA has sought a maximum punishment from the accused in line with Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 and Prevention of Corruption Act 1960.

Meanwhile, CIAA has filed a graft case at the Special Court against Narayan Yadav, secretary of Dighawa VDC of Saptari, for embezzling funds under the social security allowance allocated for single women, senior citizens, physically challenged and poor people. It has sought a fine of Rs 387,600 and maximum punishment in line with the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002.

During a recent probe into alleged irregularities in the distribution of social security fund, the anti-graft constitutional body had revealed that such an allowance has been hugely misused by local authorities across the country, particularly in the Tarai region. CIAA is currently probing into hundreds of such complaints.

Source: Republica