Those found guilty in Pashupati Dharmashala scam will face action: Minister Ale


Kathmandu: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has vowed to take legal action against those found guilty of illegal dealings in the leasing of the Nepal Bharat Pashupati Maitri Dharmashala guest house at Gaushala being operated by the Batas Group.    
He said so while carrying out a monitoring and inspection of the Dharmashala today. He said those involved in illegal works including constructions would be brought to book.    
"I have carried out the inspection and monitoring of the Dharmashala. A committee formed to probe into the alleged irregularities is also submitting its report tomorrow. Action would be taken against all the wrongdoers as per the law," the Minister asserted.    
The Ministry has on January 7 constituted an investigation committee under the convenorship of Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Treasurer Narayan Prasad Subedi. The committee is preparing to submit its report on Monday.    
Minister Ale told journalists after the inspection and monitoring of the facility that he was 'shocked' to find that the Dharmashala was like a seven-star hotel.    
On the occasion, he had inspected the ordinary to deluxe rooms in the Dharmashala. He said he was more surprised to find materials required for construction of bathtub to gym hall kept there.