Gold Smuggling case enters Parliament asking for Home and Finance Minister resignation

Cutting across party lines, members in the House of Representatives (HoR) have asked for the resignation of the Home Minister and Finance Minister to facilitate a fair probe into the case.

The lawmakers from the main opposition, Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist rise on their feet as soon as the House assembled.

UML chief whip Padam Giri vociferously raised the issue and insisted that the Home minister’s resignation was the first condition for a fair probe.

Moreover, Sunil Sharma-lawmaker from the Nepali Congress , the biggest component in the ruling coalition echoed the same demand , and said both Finance minister Prakash  Sharan Mahat and Home minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha should resign.

Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) registered a proposal of public importance. Rajendra Lingden, Chief of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) cautioned on possible derailment on the investigation charging the ‘porter’ and turning blind eye to ‘owner’

The Department of Revenue Investigation on the night of July 18 had confiscated about a quintal gold at the Tribhuvan International Airport after the consignment had passed undetected through the Customs at the Airport.

The Department also arrested 10 people in this connection so far.