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CIAA : Tanahun health officials booked for embezzlement

by Public Health Update
News from: thehimalayantimes

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against five officials of the District Health Office (DHO), Tanahun. 

Tanahu district location

According to CIAA, DHO Head Dr. Sushil Nath Pyakurel, Family Planning Supervisor Ajay Kumar Shrivastav, Account Officer Bhoj Bahadur Thapa, Accountant Man Kumar Timla and Focal Person Chandra Mani Adhikari were booked. 

The anti-corruption constitutional body said they misappropriated the budget of Rs 698,130 allocated for various health programmes including Refresher Review Meeting and Female Community Health Volunteer Review Seminar. 

It added that the accused provided fake and forged bills of expenses claiming to be from the programmes that were never held.

Claiming that they abused the authority as per Section 8(1E) of the Anti-Corruption Act, CIAA has demanded a maximum punishment on them as per the Act.

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