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CIAA files graft case against 12 including TU processors and college operators

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against 12 persons including professors of the Tribhuvan University and operators of the Teaching Hospital  and Gandaki Medical College.

Members of the monitoring team including Dr Ganesh Kumar Rai,  Dr Pradeep Gyawali, Dr Rajeev Yadav, Dr Krishna Adhikari, Dr Nara Maya Thapa and Dr Prenit Kumar Pokharel were made defendants in the case.

Likewise, the college operators Khuma Prasad Aryal, Prakash Lamichhane, Bhesh Raj Aryal,Ramesh Sharma, Hum Nath Koirala and Nisan Rajbhandari were also named defendants in the case.

The anti-graft body has blamed them for allowing affiliation by preparing false report about infrastructures before fixing numbers of students for MBBS program.

A observing team jointly deployed from the Tribhuvan University and the Nepal Medical Council had recommended to set the enrollment capacity at 150 in cahoots with the College operators while the institution lacked basic infrastructures and qualified faculty members.

The constitutional body has demanded actions against Rai and Thapa as per Section 24 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 while others would be taken action against as per Section 19.2 of the same Act if convicted.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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