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Former envoy to Saudi Ansari chargsheeted



KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today filed a chargesheet against Hamid Ansari, former Nepali Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, at the Special Court on charge of graft.

The CIAA said Ansari, while working in capacity of a Nepali envoy to Saudi Arabia, had pocketed an amount of Saudi Riyal 20,000 (around Rs 396,400) provided by the employer of Hom Bahadur Pun to his family as compensation.

Pun had died in course of foreign employment. According to the anti-graft watchdog, Ansari had withdrawn the amount from a bank through cheque number 838219 and pocketed it instead of sending it to the victim’s family in Nepal.

The CIAA has demanded maximum punishment for Ansari and a fine equal to the amount he had embezzled, as per Section 3(1) and 3(1)(d) of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2002. The CIAA has also demanded that the court order Ansari to compensate the relief amount to Pun’s family.

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