Nepal's top anti-graft body files case against 3 for gold embezzlement at Pashupatinath Temple

Updated: Oct 3 2023 8:41PM

Kathmandu, Oct 3 (PTI) Nepal's top anti-corruption body has filed a case against three persons for alleged embezzlement of gold valued at NPR 11.70 million while installing Jalahari in the sanctum of the Pashupatinath Temple here.

Pashupatinath Temple is a world famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Pashupati (Lord Shiva) in Kathmandu and is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims from India and across the world visit the temple daily. Jalahari is the gold sheet covering the base of the main Shiva linga at the temple.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday filed a corruption case against three persons associated with the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), the governing body responsible for overseeing the Pashupatinath temple's affairs, the anti-graft body said in a press release on Sunday.