The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday suspended Executive Director of Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF), Raj Babu Shrestha, on corruption charges.
According to CIAA, Shrestha was suspended after he was found guilty of embezzling funds allocated by the government and received as foreign aid. CIAA had launched the investigation based on the complaint filed at its office.
In a statement, CIAA said that it has written a letter to the PAF office in Tahachal, informing about Shrestha’s suspension. Continuing investigation with Shrestha still in the PAF post will hinder the investigation and may even destroy the evidence gathered against him, the statement reads.