CIB given responsibility to further investigate gold smuggling scam

Published On: August 7, 2023 10:01 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has been handed over the responsibility to further investigate the smuggling of 100 kg gold after 17 days of the seizure of the gold smuggled from foreign country. The Revenue Investigation Department (RID) shared this information on Sunday.

Director General of RID Nabaraj Dhungana said that the CIB had been provided with the file of the investigations to dig further into the case of gold smuggling. Dhungana said that entire other activities of the investigations now would be carried out by the CIB.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had directed the RID to give responsibility to the CIB for investigation. As per the PM's directive, the files have been sent to the CIB by fulfilling necessary processes. 

Now, the CIB will investigate the financial issues as well as organized and trans-national crimes.

Likewise, Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police Kuber Kadayat said that the CIB will begin the investigation after getting a letter from the Department.

Currently, 17 individuals are in the custody of the security force on their alleged involvement in the case.

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