Suspended APF IG Onta gets bail
Kathmandu, December 21
Suspended Inspector General of Armed Police Force Kosh Raj Onta has been released on bail amount of Rs 100 million by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.
Issuing a press statement here today the CIAA has stated that investigation of accusations against Onta was going on though he had been granted bail.
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The CIAA has said that Onta was freed today after he presented bank guarantee of bail amount of Rs 100 million as demanded by the anti-graft body.
Onta is under CIAA investigation regarding alleged appropriation of Rs 70 million by presenting fake bills without transporting the necessary materials for different units of APF with the help of a few people. Onta had misappropriated the amount in two consecutive fiscal years 2012/13 and 2013/14.
Spokesperson of CIAA Joint Secretary Krishna Hari Pushkar said CIAA had requested Onta to stay on the premises of CIAA because the interrogation could not be completed today, but he preferred to furnish the bail amount instead.
Pushkar further said the ongoing investigation regarding allegations against Onta would continue.
He said Onta was released on bail as per the existing laws.
On Friday, the government had suspended APF IGP Onta after the CIAA requested the government for the same saying that his continuity in the job may affect the ongoing investigation.