Court okays a month’s custody to ex-CDO
Kathmandu, Aug. 6- The Special Court has permitted the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to keep the then Chief District Officer of Myagdi Gyan Prasad Bhattarai for a month in custody in connection with investigation into the alleged embezzlement of the insurance amount received by the family of a person who had died while working in the United Arab Emirates.Bhattarai is accused of embezzling the insurance amount worth Rs. 1.174 million meant for Laxmi, the widow of Amar Bahadur Chokhal. Meanwhile, hearing in connection with four separate cases of corruption involving the then Deputy General Manager of Nepal Bank Limited, Kathmandu Office Sher Bahadur Thapa and others is continuing at the Special Court.They have been accused of embezzling more than Rs. 520 million while issuing loan from the Bank. A total of 142 persons including the General Manager of Nepal Bank Limited.