CIAA cases against ex-RBB officials
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Tuedsday filed separate cases at the Special Court against some ex-officials of different branches of Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) in the Kathmandu Valley alleging them of irregularities while issuing letter of credit (LC) for private companies.
Then Manager Thirtha Prasad Neupane, senior assistance Raghubar Raj Pandey and account officer Anil Kumar Bhandary have been accused of misappropriating US $ 198750 while issuing LC for Subash Chandra Mundada, proprietor of Mundada Impex with a malintention, a press statement of the CIAA said.
All three were the then officials of the Bhotahiti Branch of the RBB.The Commission has accused them of returning the deposit amount Rs. 201333.74 producing fake documents with signatures and stamps of the concerned customs offices.Similarly, officials of the same branch accused of misappropriating fund while opening LC with Chakra Prasad Pandit, proprietor of New Sapin Enterprises and embezzling US $ 135483 and a deposit amount of Rs.135889.50.Those accused were then manager Gopal Bahadur Sharestha, Pandey and Bhandary.
Meanwhile, another charge sheet of the Commission said that it has accused the then RBB officials of the Baneshwor Branch in a similar case of opening LC for Dambar Bahadur Thapa, proprietor of Sanam Shalma Traders with a malintention.According to the Commission, those accused are manager Shree Krishna Shrestha, senior assistant Mahendra Bhakta Pradhananga, assistant account officer Ram Prasad Rai, field assistant Bal Prasad Neupane, and assistant Madan Kumar Siwakoti.
They were accused of misappropriating US $97200 producing fake documents and office stamps of the concerned customs offices, the press statement said. The Commission has also accused them of embezzling the deposit amount of Rs. 98464.