Pashupati Jalhari case: CIAA files corruption case against three individuals, including two member-secretaries

Published On: October 1, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has initiated a corruption case against three people, with the conviction that there was corruption during the placement of golden Jalhari in the sanctum sanctorum of Pashupatinath temple.

The CIAA has filed a case against former member-secretaries of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Pradip Dhakal, and Dr Milan Kumar Thapa at the Special Court on the charges of corruption and embezzlement.

The CIAA has also filed a corruption case against Arun Kumar Shrestha, a storekeeper working in the PADT.

The CIAA has accused Shrestha of misappropriating the gold of Jalhari while working as the storekeeper, contrary to his responsibility to protect the PADT's property.


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