The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Thursday arrested former loan chief of Nepal Share Market and Finance Bita Tuladhar for working in collusion with her boss to help him embezzle Rs 2.54 billion, the biggest fraud in the banking history of Nepal.Tuladhar (46) of Kathmandu, who was at large in connection with the Banking Offence and Punishment Act- 2008, was arrested from Naya Bazaar.
According to CIB, Tuladhar had assisted former executive chairman of the finance company Yogendra Prasad Shrestha to misappropriate the clients’ deposits against the existing law. "Tuladhar had forged the documents Citizen Investment Trust (CIT), Machhapuchchhre Bank, Janata Bank and Welfare Fund of Nepali Army to hide their deposits and subsequently use for their personal gains at the behest of Shrestha," the CIB reported.
Investigations by Financial Information Unit (FIU) under the Nepal Rastra Bank and police have revealed that Shrestha had misappropriated the clients’ deposits and used the money in promoters’ share violating the Banking and Financial Institutions Act.
He was arrested from Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur on September 28 last year. Tuladhar has been handed over to Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka to press with charge.