Sudan embezzlement scam convict Bharati arrested

Sudan scam

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The police have arrested Shambu Bharati, a convict in the Sudan scam, on Friday.

Sudan scam is a high-profile embezzlement in the purchase of logistics by the Nepal Police to their troops in UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. Bharati was found guilty of supplying substandard consignments to troops, which inflicted a loss of more than Rs 280 million on the Nepal Police Welfare Fund.

A team from the Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) apprehended Bharati, a resident of Dadeldhura district from Bhaisepati, Lalitpur.  Bureau Spokesperson and Superintendent of Police Deepak Regmi confirmed his arrest through a press release.

The Special Court on September 2, 2017 had convicted him guilty in the purchase scam.

The court has awarded him one-year jail sentence along with fine Rs 142 million. He had been absconding since the court verdict. The court has also convicted former IGs Om Bikram Rana, Hem Bahadur Gurung and Ramesh Chand Thakuri in connection with the case.

Police presented him before the Kathmandu District Court today itself for the execution of court order.