Account officer arrested while taking bribe

KATHMANDU: Account Officer of Foreign Employment Department, Buddhanagar, Prakash Acharya, was arrested by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority with Rs 10,000 bribe he had taken from a manpower company on Monday.

According to a press statement issued by the CIAA, Acharya was arrested from his office.

It is claimed that the account officer had taken Rs 10,000 as deposit money from the manpower company and demanded the same amount as bribe.

“Based on a tip off, a team deputed from the CIAA arrested him. Further investigation into the matter is under way,” a CIAA official told this daily.