Sudan scam guilty former SSP Rana sent to jail

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KATHMANDU, June 28: Former Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police, Ravi Pratap Rana, one of the convicts in the infamous Sudan scam, has been sent to jail.

Rana, the resident of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-4, surrendered before the court, following the court verdict and was remanded to the Dilli Bazar prison today itself, according to SC Spokesperson Mahendranath Upadhyay.

As per the legal provision, any convict of the corruption crime shall be given 20 percent deduction in the punishment if the convicted presented self before the court within the 60 days of the verdict.

Earlier, the Supreme Court sentenced him six months in prison along with a fine of Rs 30,000 in the Sudan scam ( that came to light in 2011) relating to funds embezzlement in the purchase of logistics meant for the Nepal Police personnel deputed in Sudan under the United Nations peacekeeping mission. The punishment was declared as per the Clause 8(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act -2002.

Likewise, former Additional Inspector General of Police Shyam Singh Thapa, another convict in the scam, had surrendered before the court June 25 and was put behind the bar. The SC slapped him one year in prison and fines of Rs 40,000.
Former IGPs, Om Bikram Rana and Hem Bahadur Gurung, former DIG Deepak Singh Thangden and former DIG Deepak Kumar Shrestha, other guilty in the scam were sent to the Dilli Bazar Prison on June 21 following their surrender before the court. RSS