Suspended Armed Police Force DSPs to get their job back

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Armed Police Force to reinstate Deputy Superintendent duo of APF Suman Jung Thapa and Ram Krishna Maharjan, who were suspended in December for their alleged involvement in ‘massive financial irregularities and corrupt practices’ in the paramilitary force along with its chief Kosh Raj Onta.

The forensic examination and comparison of handwriting of the documents related to the supply of logistics through Sadajyoti Suppliers to the APF, and statements of others also revealed that the signatures of the the two officials -- Thapa and Maharjan -- were forged, the CIAA said.

As this showed that they were not involved in the irregularities, the CIAA said, there was no need for keeping them suspended.

The CIAA said in a statement it has written to the authorities concerned to lift the suspension from Thapa and Maharjan, but action would be taken against them if further investigations found them guilty.

The CIAA has released the suspended Inspector General of Armed Police Force Kosh Raj Onta on bail amount of Rs 100 million.

Likewise, the CIAA is investigating  corruption charges against three former chiefs of the APF --  Basudev Oli, Shailendra Kumar Shrestha and Sanat Kumar Basnet.  On December 27, the CIAA released them on bail -- Rs 7 million from Oli, Rs 10 million from Shrestha and Rs 80 million from Basnet.