CIAA files graft charge against three government officials

KAKADVITTA: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a graft charge against three government officials, at the Special Court, on Friday.

The Chief Investigation Officer Pushpa Raj Mishra, assistant informants both Dhanraj Adhikari and Prakash Kumar Rai were dragged into investigation by CIAA.

The chief investigation officer Pushpa Raj Mishra, at the Jhapa District Office of the National Investigation Department (NID) has been accused of misappropriating over Rs 4.8 million allotted as salaries and ration of the contracted employees in the department.

Earlier, Mishra served as the chief investigation officer of the NID in Panchthar and Udayapur districts. He has been charged with the embezzlement of funds during his stints there.

Similarly, Dhanraj Adhikari, then assistant informant at the account section of the Panchthar district office and Prakash Kumar Rai, informant at the Udayapur District Office of the NID. Both have been accused of aiding Mishra in his illegal act.