Kathmandu: Nepal Police on Sunday arrested one more official in his connection to the Lalita Niwas land scam.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Dinesh Acharya told the RSS that former official of the Department of Survey Arun Kumar Shrestha was held for his role in registering the public land into the names of individuals.
According to SSP Acharya, so far 21 individuals have been held in the Lalita Niwas Land scam.
A total of 143 ropanis of land Samarjung Company was embezzled from 2049 BS to 2069 BS. The Lalita Niwas land belonging to the government was brought under individual ownership with forgery.
Earlier, the CIB had submitted a report with recommendation to sue 300 persons in this connection. However, the government attorney had withdrawn the report, reasoning need of additional investigation.