TU Answer Sheet Damage Probe Irregularity Being Probed

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has decided to constitute a committee to probe into Senior Superintendent of Police Shyamlal Gyawali and other police officers on charge of having malicious intent in an investigation.
The OAG has decided to form the committee to investigate on the then Chief SSP Shyamlal Gyawali of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Office, and other police officers of the Range on charge of not investigating into the destruction of answer sheets of Tribhuvan University.
A meeting chaired by Attorney General Ramesh Badal on Monday decided to form the committee. According to Article 99 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 2074 BS, there is a provision to form an investigation committee to look into the complaint regarding malpractice or prosecution.
Ashish Paudel, a student of Quantum Mechanics of Masters Level, had lodged a complaint against SSP Gyawali through Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa Kshetri.
However, he had lodged an additional complaint with the Attorney General on March 24 seeking action against investigation officer Thaman Bahadur Khatri, DSP Narendra Chand of the case file registration unit after SSP Gyawali committed negligence in conducting a fair investigation and supported the release of people accused of destroying the answer sheets of the subject.
The answer sheets were destroyed against the directives of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) after a complaint was lodged with the Commission demanding re-examination of the question papers asked from outside the curriculum in the first semester Quantum Mechanics examination conducted by Tribhuvan University in December 2018.
The National Criminal Code stipulates that an officer responsible for conducting an investigation or prosecution in accordance with the law will be punished with imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs. 5,000 or both if he conducts an investigation or indictment with the intention of deceiving the innocent person or protecting the real culprit.
The Chairman of the probe committee shall be at least a Gazetted First Class Co-Attorney appointed by the Attorney General and the members shall be at least a Gazetted First Class Officer appointed by the government and at least a Gazetted First Class Officer of the Nepal Police.