Nepal | June 18, 2019

Forest section officer detained while taking bribe

THT Online

DHANGADI: A team of officials led by Investigation Officer Binod Shrestha of Mahendranagar Office of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday nabbed Forest Section Officer Bharat Prasad Shah at Tara Nagar Dhangadi, red-handed while the latter was taking a bribe.

According to the anti-graft body, Shah who is a resident of Inruwa Municipality-3, Sunsari was arrested with bribe money of Rs 30,000 that he took from a service seeker promising to settle a timber smuggling case.

Officials have also held a middle man Pusparaj Joshi who arranged delivery of the bribe money to Shah.

They both have been taken to Mahendranagar for further action, said CIAA Officials.

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