Six released on bail, one remanded into judicial custody in the Supreme Cooperative fraud case

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Kathmandu: The Rupandehi District Court sent one person to judicial custody for preliminary investigation and ordered six people to be released on bail in the Supreme Cooperative fraud case of Butwal.

According to Yagyamurti Gyawali, registrar at the district court, the single bench of Judge Shriprakash Upreti sent Omprakash Gurung, the chairman of the cooperative, into custody.

On Friday, seven people were present during the custodial debate on the case filed against 28 people by the District Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Supreme Cooperative fraud case.

Dipesh Pun, the son of former Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, was ordered to be released on bail in the in the amount of Rs 400,000 in the same case.

Similarly, the court set the bail amount at Rs 1 million for releasing Nabin Achhami, Rs 1.8 million for Durga Chapagai, Rs 445,000 for Dipa Neupane, Rs 200,000 for Nita Thapa Magar, and Rs 200,000 for Roshan Gurung, said Gyawali. A deadline has been issued in the name of the defendants who did not appear in court.

Kumar Ramtel and Bhabiswar Aryal, who are in Pokhara-based Kaski District Prison, were also presented to the court for their official statements. At least 1,831 people who deposited money in Supreme Cooperative filed a complaint against the directors and employees of the cooperative, stating that the cooperative embezzled their money.

According to the complaints of the depositors, the cooperative has embezzled around Rs 1 billion from depositors.