Corruption-accused APF chief Onta "puts in paper" before govt axe falls on him
KATHMANDU: The embattled Inspector General of Armed Police Force, Kosh Raj Onta, reportedly put in papers on Friday before the government could take formal decision regarding the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority's recommendation to suspend him.
It has been learned that Onta, who is accused of massive financial irregularities in the security force that he led, handed over his resignation to the Home Ministry.
The Cabinet meeting is scheduled at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar this evening.
Prior to the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal are holding a separate meeting, according to a source to the Prime Minister's secretariat.
It has been learned that the two top leaders of ruling parties are discussing the suspension of the tainted APF chief and new appointment to lead the APF.
The CIAA has sought suspension of Onta, APF Deputy Superintendents Suman Jung Thapa and Ram Krishna Maharjan and APF Inspector Bin Bahadur Thapa for their alleged involvement in "massive financial irregularities and corrupt practices" in the supply of logistics through Sadajyoti Suppliers. They are accused of supplying logistics by making false bills and documents.