NCP’s Jhapa leader faces money laundering charge

File: Rawat Raj Puri aka Gagan

Kathmandu, February 3

The Department of Money Laundering Investigation has filed a case against a leader of the Nepali Communist Party in the southwestern district of Jhapa.

Rawat Raj Puri aka Gagan faces the charge of capturing the government land in Damak-13 and using the money earned through it for other purposes.

Puri’s wife Keshawati, and other relatives Mana Maya Puri, Dev Kumar Puri, Krishna Kumar Puri, and Sangita Puri have been made defendants in the case filed at the Special Court in Kathmandu today.

A source in the department says it is still investigating and additional cases will be filed if additional facts are found.

Earlier, the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had concluded that Puri had captured the government property taking advantage of his political background.

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