CIAA nabs DoFE DG Pandey

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested Director General of Department of Foreign Employment Bishowraj Pandey on Wednesday.

CIAA Assistant Spokesperson Khagendra Prasad Rijal said that Pandey was held for his alleged involvement in corruption. Earlier on Tuesday, the CIAA team had arrested Section Officer Kriti Ballav Poudel and Nayab Subba Khadga KC of the DoFE from a hotel in New Baneshwor with bribe money worth Rs 1 million.

The CIAA arrested Pandey based on the statement by Poudel and KC which stated that they accepted the bribe amount based on the direction of Pandey. Pandey was due to retire within some days. RSS