In the National Payment Gateway Case, a corruption case has been filed in the special court against 9 people, including the incumbent secretary of the Government of Nepal, Madhu Kumar Marasini.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed the case with the allegations of misuse of funds and improper procurement of a Rs 250 million system purchase without required preparation.
The CIAA has filed a case against several former officials, including the chairperson and the then secretary Sanjay Sharma and Pranita Upadhyay from the National Information Technology Centre, Managing Director of Nepal Telecom Sunil Paudel, and director and assistant director Safal Shrestha and Ramesh Prasad Pokharel from the center.
Nim Bahadur Oli and Ram Bahadur Budha, former account officers, and computer engineer Ram Sharan Gayak, have also been formally charged in the case.
Additionally, Safal Shrestha faces a Rs 1.7 million corruption case, while Nim Bahadur Oli is charged with a Rs 8.9 million corruption case.