CIAA drags ex-spy, who used fake degree for promotion, to Special Court

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Monday dragged a former intelligence official, who retired from the National Investigation Department as the chief investigation officer, to the Special Court, on charge of submitting fake academic certificate, acquired purportedly from an Indian university, for his promotion 25 years ago.

A charge sheet was filed against Deepak Niraula at the Special Court today, according to a statement issued by the anti-graft body.

The CIAA said Niraula had submitted fake and forged certificate of Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India, in 1991 for the purpose of promotion.

The CIAA has sought maximum punishment under the Section 12 and 29(2) of the former Corruption Control Act, 1961, and the Section 16(1) of prevailing Prevention of Corruption Act, 2002 against the accused.

The National Investigation Department is Nepal's main intelligence agency, which works under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs.

It is considered the fifth security agency besides Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police.