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Sunil Paudel found guilty in National Payment Gateway case

Sunil Paudel found guilty in National Payment Gateway case

The then Deputy Director at the National Information Technology Center Sunil Paudel has been found guilty in the National Payment Gateway case.

A joint bench of Special Court Chairman Tek Narayan Kunwar and member Murari Bahadur Shrestha, however, has given cleanchit to eight others.

The sentence against him will be determined on May 7.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed a graft case of Rs 230 million at the Special Court for irregularities in the National Payment Gateway.

The anti-graft watchdog had filed the case against Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Madhu Kumar Marasini, the then Secretary at the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Information Technology Center Chairman Sanjay Sharma, the then Executive Director of the National Information Technology Center Pranita Upadhyay, Managing Director of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority Sunil Paudel, the then Director at the National Information Technology Center  Safal Shrestha, the then Assistant Director at the National Information Technology Center Ramesh Pokharel, the then Account Officer at the National Information Technology Center Ram Bahadur Buda and Computer Engineer at the National Information Technology Center Ram Sharan Gayak.