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Special Court convicts 6 persons of leaking MBBS question paper

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KATHMANDU — The Special Court has convicted six persons of leaking question papers during an MBBS entrance examination conducted by the Ministry of Education three years ago.

A division bench of Specail Court Chairman Baburam Regmi including members Dwarika Man Joshi and Narayan Prasad Pokhrel on Thursday sentenced the main accused Kumar Kusawaha to four years in prison, and slapped Rs3.4 million in fines, Registrar Bhim Shrestha said.

The bench also awarded two-year prison and Rs1.7 million fine to Maheswor Yadav, one-year prison and Rs900,000 fine to Dharmendra Yadav, nine-month prison and Rs505,000 fine to Deviram Pandey, 45-day prison and Rs2,500 fine to Khecharnath Sapkota aka Harihar and one-year jail and Rs502,000 fine to Jiwach Kumar Yadav.

The bench,however, gave clean chits to two other people accused in the case. Shaif Akhter and Ghanendra Prasad Sangraula have been cleared of the charges.

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Of those sentenced by the court, Deviram Pandey is an investor and the director of Goldengate while Harihar is a teacher at the college.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA),in 2014, had arrested the accused with a 10-page test paper for MBBS biology from Goldengate College, Battisputali.

The CIAA had arrested the eight individuals on the charge of leaking the question papers of MBBS scholarship examination conducted by the ministry.

The accused were caught from Ratopul, Gaushala, while receiving money from students on the promise of giving them the test paper.

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Vice President Pun and UML Chair Oli hold meeting

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BHAKTAPUR — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun and CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli have held a meeting at the latter’s residence at Balkot, Bhaktapur today.

On the occasion, Vice President Pun inquired about the health of the UML Chairman who returned home Thursday after undergoing a regular health check in Thailand.

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Vice President Pun and Oli also talked contemporary political issues in the about half an hour long meeting, Oli’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari said.

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