High Court orders arrest of Karnali minister

Published On: August 14, 2019 07:40 AM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Aug 14: Patan High Court on Monday ordered the authorities to arrest of Khagda Bahadur Khatri, Physical Infrastructure Minister of Karnali Province, and produce him before the court within three days. Five persons including the two have been accused of producing a forged bank guarantee for Rs 11 million. 

The Agricultural Development Bank, Ratnapark had filed the case accusing Khatri and four others of banking fraud.

Khatri, who was elected provincial member from Surkhet-1 (b), owns KSK Construction Company. He has been working as contractor even after being elected provincial minister. 

The court has ordered arrest of Khatri and Raju Prasad Shrestha, a local. The others accused Chhabilal Dhakal, R Tumba and Devjung Shahi had appeared at the court. 

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