Thursday, December 15, 2011

NEPAL: Police to investigate Nepal Airlines theft

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) has requested the Home Ministry to investigate the mysterious disappearances of aircraft parts belonging to Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). MoTCA had carried out its own investigation but failed to find the culprits behind the theft.

The Home Ministry has directed the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police to begin their investigation regarding the theft of aircraft parts from the airport premises. NAC has lost aircraft parts worth Rs 150 million this year which includes fly away kit and spare wheels of it Boeing 757 and landing gear of its Twin Otter aircraft. The fly away kit alone is estimated to cost around Rs 45 million.

CIB has formally received the request for investigation today and will begin its probe after carrying out a detailed study of the files presented to the bureau. NAC employees have been suspected to be involved in the theft but numerous investigation both internal and those carried out by the ministry failed to find the culprits.

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