Many senior level officers of NEA arrested on corruption charge

CIAA Office

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday arrested top officials of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) including Managing Director Rameshwor Yadav on the charge of indulging in corruption by purchasing sub-standards electricity transformers.

Spokesperson of the CIAA Shreedhar Sapkota confirmed that the officials were arrested based on complaints for their involvement in procuring sub-standard transformers on different dates.

Other arrestees are Chief at Planning Department Krishna Bahadur Thapa, Engineer Pramod Rijal, former General Manager Chiranjibi Sharma Poudel, retired Executive Director Dr Jibendra Jha, retired Deputy Executive Director Tikaram BC and Accounts Assistant-Director Krishna Bahadur KC.

Likewise, Director Dev Sharma Poudel, Accounts Officer at Customers Service Center Sushil Prasad Khanal and former coordinator of the Development Project Mahesh Prasad Acharya were also arrested by the CIAA on Tuesday.

All the arrestees have been kept in CIAA’s custody and investigations have been initiated, it is said.

Earlier, 11 top officials of the NEA including manager Sindhu Yadav were arrested on the same charge.