Treasurer of a consumer committee in Saptari has filed a complaint with the police against the committee chairperson.

Bhuwaneshworidevi Mandal of Saptari Mahadeva Rural Municipality filed a complaint against Birendra Kumar Mandal of the same ward, accusing him of withdrawing money from a bank by forging her signature.

Bhuwaneshwori is the treasurer of Ram Janaki Temple Consumer Committee, a project being developed in her own village; Birendra is chair of the committee.

According to the complainant, the committee chair had secretly withdrawn 227,000 rupees from a joint bank account at Rastriya Banijya Bank in Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality by forging her signature.

The bank account had the budget meant for the temple project.

"The account was jointly opened in my and the chairperson's name, but he forged my signature and withdrew money without my consent, which is outrageous," she said, seeking investigation and action against the committee chair.

Birendra Kumar Mahato, however, refuted all the allegations.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 10 2021, of The Himalayan Times.