Gaighat, February 29
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has listed the names of deceased and retired teachers, who failed to submit their property details, for action.
The anti-graft body has listed as many as 11 dead and 33 retired teachers. The teachers will be liable to pay Rs 5,000 in fine for failing to submit their property details.
An investigation into the letters with list of teachers sent by the education ministry to the District Education Office, Udayapur, brought this fact to light.
Late Gangadevi Dhakal, who was a teacher at Khairaha Primary School of Hadiya VDC, has been listed among those to be booked for legal action. Dhakal died 12 years ago.
Similarly, the list includes the names of Nandilal Sah, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Bishnu Bahadur Malla and Lekhbikram Raut, among others. All of them died between four and five years ago.
“Inclusion of the deceased teachers in the list has surprised us,” Bhupendra Koirala of DEO said. “I do not know why and how the CIAA incorporated the names of the retired and the deceased in the list,” he added.
Former teacher Ali of Saraswoti Secondary School said, “It has been 13 years that I retired as a teacher, I fail to understand on what ground the CIAA has kept me in the list?” he said. He said the CIAA’s decision had put many former teachers like him in mental trouble.
DEO Udayapur said as many as 80 per cent teachers in the district had submitted their property details in the current fiscal. Koirala said his office had submitted the name list of 830 teachers who had submitted their property details about five months ago.
CIAA has issued a directive to 333 primary, 39 lower secondary level and 27 secondary level teachers to submit property details with Rs 5,000 in fine.
Pistol, bullets seized
Hetauda: Makawanpur Police have taken a pistol and bullets under control. These were found on two minors at Hetauda Sub-metropolis, in Makawanpur, today.
Acting on a tip-off, the police investigated the children and seized the illegal weapon that was hidden at Churiyamai of the district.
DSP Sishu Sharma of District Police Office, Makawanpur said that the two minors of 13 and 14 years had found the weapon and hidden it inside a bush.
DSP Sharma, during the investigation, said that the children had found the weapon under the Bridge of Karrakhola River at Campadanda of the metropolis.
As per the children’s explanation, a police team was deployed to the river, where they found 169 rounds bullets.
DSP Sharma said police have been investigating the case. He further informed who and for what purpose the pistol, along with the bullets were hidden inside the bush.
The minors were handed over to their guardians, said police.
A version of this article appears in print on March 01, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.