Mid-western varsity VC, registrar arrested


Himalayan News Service

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The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today arrested 14 high-ranking officials of Mid-western University, Surkhet, including Vice-Chancellor Padam Lal Devkota and Registrar Thakendra Prakash Giri.

CIAA has charged them with misusing varsity funds, violating Corruption Prevention Act. A press release issued by CIAA Spokesman Shreedhar Sapkota states that the arrests were made to prevent them from destroying evidence. 

Arrested officials with name and their designation:

  • Vice-Chancellor: Padam Lal Devkota
  • Registar: Thakendra Prasad Giri

Other arrested officials are:

  • Service Commission Chairman Nabaraj Kandel
  • Member Shriram Prasad Upadhayay,
  • Dean of Science and Technology Department and member of the Executive Council Keshar Singh Rana,
  • Humanity and Sociology Department Dean Masta Bahadur Garanja,
  • Dean of Educational Science Lalmani Acharya,
  • Readers Ganesh Bahadur Rawat and Sudan Gauli,
  • Investigation Officer Parasmani Giri,
  • Assistant Administrators Jiwan Kumar Thapa and Gagan Singh Bohara
  • Senior Assistant Ganesh Bahadur KC. 

  • The CIAA is also looking for Dean of the Engineering Department Ramchandra Aryal and Account Controller Kamal KC, who have been absconding.