Slander-accused Prasain released without bailThe medical college operator is released without formally being arrested
The Bhaktapur District Administration on Thursday ordered the release of executive director of Jhapa-based B&C Medical College accused of slander, without bail.
Executive Director Durga Prasain, on the run after being accused of slander, was released after Metropolitan Police Range Bhaktapur submitted its investigation report to the district attorney’s office.
Prasain was presented before the Bhaktapur district administration during the hearing on Thursday, said Sabin Pradhan, Chief of Metropolitan Police Range Bhaktapur. “We investigated the case although he was at large and submitted our investigation report to the district attorney’s office,” said Pradhan.
“The office then submitted its report to the district administration, on Thursday and the administration office to release Prasain on general date.”
An arrest warrant was issued against Prasain on January 16, two days after Dr Shri Krishna Giri, vice-chairman of Medical Education Commission, filed a complaint at the District Administration Office, Bhaktapur, against Prasain.
Giri’s complaint came as Prasain accused him of demanding Rs200 million in kickback for granting B&C Medical College the commission’s affiliation.
A day after Giri made the accusation, the medical college director filed complaints at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority and the Department of Money Laundering Investigation demanding that officials look into Giri’s assets.