Gold-smuggling accused Shrestha dragged into disproportionate wealth case

Published On: January 30, 2019 08:48 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a case at the Special Court against Shyam Krishna Shrestha, one of the accused in the 33-kg gold smuggling case, of amassing properties without legal means.

Shrestha has been accused of amassing Rs 146 million since he joined the government service at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Shrestha, who has been working as a baggage-scanning staff, is currently suspended from job as the investigation into the gold smuggling scam is underway. 

The anti-graft body reached to a conclusion that Shrestha was involved in irregularities due to the his disproportionate property during his career. The illegal property he owns was calculated based on his earning and expenditure.

The anti-graft body has sought to confiscate the illegally amassed property and take action against him in accordance with the law.

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