Congress tells govt to probe trafficking charge against Nepal envoy to Australia

Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa. Photo: Oceania Nepali Sports Meet/Facebook

Kathmandu, December 6

The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has urged the government to investigate into a claim made by the former driver of Nepal’s Ambassador to Australia that envoy Lucky Sherpa was involved in human trafficking.

The party spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma issued a statement on Wednesday and told the government to immediately launch an investigation and summon the ambassador t o Kathmandu if necessary. The party has demanded that the envoy be sacked if her involvement in the illegal activity be proved.

Few days back, Wonchhu Sherpa had told a television programme in Nepal that not only the ambassador but some other members of her family were also involved in illegal activities that could be deemed human trafficking.

The opposition party says the government’s silence over the issue was serious.

Meanwhile, the Nepali Embassy in Australia has dismissed the charge.

It, instead, reiterates that the former staffer ran away after stealing valuable property from the residence of the ambassador in Canberra. Authorities in both the countries have been informed about the case, the embassy says.

The embassy, in a recent statement, has also claimed that it had received complaints about the driver’s involvement in various illegal activities while he was in Nepal and Singapore in past few years.

Published on December 6th, Thursday, 2018 12:03 PM

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