The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a charge sheet at the Special Court against Bagmati Municipality Mayor Bharat Kumar Thapa, in Sarlahi district.

The charge sheet, filed on Wednesday, accuses Mayor Thapa of engaging in corrupt activities, including amassing of properties and involvement in financial embezzlement, as disclosed by CIAA Spokesperson Narahari Ghimire.

Allegations state that Mayor Thapa has accumulated assets valued at Rs 53.353 million through unlawful means. This sum was purportedly utilized in acquiring real estate under the names of his wife Reshmi Kumari Ghimire Thapa, brother Ram Kumar Thapa, and sister-in-law Dwarika Raut.

Additionally, Mayor Thapa is accused of diverting funds into various companies, purchasing shares, and paying life insurance premiums, all of which fall under the scope of the investigation.