The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Sunil Sharma and two others on the charge of possessing fake academic certificates.
According to Superintendent of Police Nawaraj Adhikari, the CIB arrested Sharma and two other doctors -- Ranjit Kumar Yadav of Pipra-8, Mahottari, and Amit Chaudhary of Kolhabi-8, Bara -- on Thursday.
Yadav runs a private clinic while Chaudhary works at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj.
The three were arrested as part of the CIB's nationwide "Foxtrot Charlie" operation.
Sharma has informed NC lawmakers about his arrest.
“He has informed by messaging that police arrested him from home (Mandikhatar),” NC central member Ajay Babu Shiwakoti told Setopati.
During a recent House of Representatives meeting, Sharma had demanded the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat for investigation of the recent gold smuggling case.
Sharma was elected to the House of Representatives from Morang-3 in the November 2022 election.
He is also the promoter of Kathmandu Medical College and the Biratnagar-based Nobel Medical College.
Additional Inspector General Kiran Bajracharya, chief of CIB, has already written to Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire informing him of Sharma's arrest.