CIAA arrests DG of Department of Foreign Employment on charge of corruption


The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday has arrested Director General (DG) of the Department of Foreign Employment Bishwo Raj Pandey on charge of corruption.

The CIAA had arrested section officer at the department Kriti Ballav Paudel with Rs 1 million after a tipoff on Tuesday. Non-gazetted first class officer (nayab subba) at the department Khadga Bahadur KC was also held along with Paudel. DG Pandey has been arrested on the basis of the duo’s statements, according to the CIAA.

The CIAA had nabbed Paudel and KC from Indreni Foodland, New Baneshwore at eight Tuesday night while taking the amount to settle a case sub judice at the Foreign Employment Tribunal. Pandey, who is set to retire on November 22, has been arrested after revelation that he had mobilized the duo. He is currently in CIAA’s custody.

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