Kathmandu, July 8

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today filed a case in the Special Court against three individuals for their involvement in giving/receiving bribes to illegally alter grades of Tribhuvan University examinations.

The three individuals are Bhaktapur Multiple Campus Lecturer Surendra Prasad Koirala, Tribhuvan University Examination Control Office Section Officer Ram Bahadur Karmacharya, and Baneshwor Multiple Campus Administrative Officer Kedar Bhattarai.

The CIAA said in a statement that Karmacharya took Rs 450,000 in bribes on different occasions from Koirala and Bhattarai to increase their scores.

As per the CIAA investigation findings, Karmacharya took Rs 150,000 from Koirala to increase his scores in MA Rural Development examinations which led to Koirala being awarded a gold medal. Similarly, Karmacharya received Rs 300,000 from Bhattarai through Koirala to increase Bhattarai’s scores in MA Economics examinations.

In its charge-sheet filed in the special court, the CIAA has sought recovery of Rs 450,000 paid/received in bribes and another principle amount of Rs 450,000 from Koirala and Karmacharya, and penalties in line with the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Similarly, the CIAA has sought recovery of Rs 300,000 paid in bribe and another principle amount of Rs 300,000 from Bhattarai, and penalties in line with the Prevention of Corruption Act.