ADB scam: CIAA files charge sheet against eight persons

Kathmandu, January 15: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a charge sheet at the special court yesterday against eight persons including employees at New Road-based Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) Deepika Regmi on charge of embezzling public money.

The anti-graft body registered the case against ADB’s trailer assistant Regmi for allegedly incurring loss of over Rs 42.4 million to the bank. Likewise, the case has been filed demanding penalties of over Rs 26.11 million from ADB’s loan section in-charge Gopal Giri, Rs 11.03 million from the loan officer Salil Regmi, Rs 7.6 million from loan section in-charge Maheswor Marahathha, Rs 400,000 from Taranath Pandey, Rs 42.24 from retired general Rameshnath Bista and Rs 26.77 million from, proprietor of Durga Jewelers Prakash Ghatane.

They were allegedly involved in criminal activities of unofficially withdrawing money from the Agriculture Development Bank and incurring loss to the bank.

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