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NC demands probe against Ambassador Lucky Sherpa

- Sanjaya Lama, Kathmandu

Dec 5, 2018-

The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded investigation against Nepali Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NC said that the government should conduct a fair investigation against Sherpa against the backdrop of allegation that she was involvement in human trafficking.

“We want to remind the government about its responsibility to find out the facts and accusations levelled against Sherpa at the earliest as the post of ambassador representing any country is not a personal business. It is a prestigious responsibility to represent the country,” the statement read.

The NC has also drawn the attention of the government to take steps to remove her if she was found guilty of the charges.

Lucky Sherpa’s driver Wongchhu Sherpa has accused her and her husband of being involved in human trafficking.

In a live show with Rabi Lamichhane on November 29, Wongchhu Sherpa claimed that he initially paid more than Rs 3 million to the ambassador and agreed to pay over Rs 6 million in total. He also claimed that he had collected similar illegitimate funds from other people on behalf of the ambassador and her husband promising to ensure visa to Australia. It has been learnt that Sherpa himself work as a domestic worker at the embassy residence, according to SouthAsia.com.au.

He claimed that he had saved the telephonic conversation with Ambassador Sherpa to prove his allegation of human trafficking against her.

A day after the allegation against envoy Sherpa, the Embassy of Nepal issued a press release claiming that the accused Wongchhu Sherpa was someone, who was on the run since 29 November, 2017. He had allegedly made off with valuables from the envoy’s residence.

However, Ambassador Sherpa has been denying the allegation.

Published: 05-12-2018 16:32

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