File forgery case against former DIG Silwal: MPR

Kathmandu, February 14

Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, has sent its report on the alleged forgery by former DIG Nawa Raj Silwal to District Attorney Office, Kathmandu.

Attorney General Basant Ram Bhandari said a case needed to be filed against Silwal because the Supreme Court had said in its verdict that the annual performance report submitted by Silwal was a forged a document.

“Silwal should know who forged the document but he did not appear before police and did not help the police in their investigation,” Bhandari said and added that if the District Attorney Office filed a case against Silwal, then it would be alright, but if it did not file a case, then his office would examine the opinion offered by the District Attorney Office for not filing a case against Silwal and would take a decision as per the law and the constitution. Bhandari also said that police had said in its report that a case of forgery had to be filed against Silwal.

District Attorney Surya Raj Silwal said his office had received the report from Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range and he was studying the file. “I cannot say how long I will take to study the file,” he said when asked when he would take a call on the police report.

As per the law, government attorneys, who exercise delegated powers,  have the final say on whether  a criminal case has to be filed against anybody or not.