Government sacks NOC Chief Gopal Bahadur Khadka

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Executive Director Gopal Bahadur Khadka

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The government has dismissed the controversial Executive Director of Nepal Oli Corporation Gopal Bahadur Khadka on Monday.

Khadka has been accused of embezzling millions of rupees from the state coffers while procuring land plots for oil storage facilities for NOC in various parts of the country.

Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal had tabled to proposal to sack Khadka at a cabinet meeting held today morning.

An investigation team formed under the Ministry of Supplies and various parliamentary committees had concluded that Khadka committed huge financial irregularities while buying land plots in Chitwan, Bhairahawa, Jhapa and Sarlahi for fuel storage.

The government is preparing to take necessary action against Khadka.