Man masquerading as RCCC officer nabbed

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 1:

Look out, impostors claiming to be part and parcel of the Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC) are on the prowl! One Ashok Jha, masquerading as a RCCC man, duped a person of Rs 15,000 here. Jha pocketed the money, assuring that he would help settle the man with his case that was filed at the Commission.

The drama, however, ended quickly after RCCC got wind of it and nabbed Jha from Kalimati. RCCC spokesperson Prem Raj Karki said Jha, a permanent resident of Saptari, Rajbiraj and currently staying in Tinkune, Kathmandu, was arrested from Kalimati this afternoon.

Karki, however, declined to reveal the name of the person who was fleeced by Jha. Karki added that Jha was grilled and is in custody.

Meanwhile, the Commission also grilled Dhruba Bahadur Shrestha, executive director of Melamchi Drinking Water project on charges of violating the Melamchi tunnel contract. The RCCC also grilled Jamuna Krishna Tamrakar, executive director of Department of Forest for allegedly taking a bribe. According to statistics, over 1,350 cases have been filed with the Commission so far.