KATHMANDU: Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Sunil Sharma has been arrested.
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police arrested him from his residence in Golfutar.
According to DIG Kuber Kadayat, the NC lawmaker has been taken into custody on charge of forging educational certificates.
Lawmaker Sharma, who was elected as a member of the House of Representatives from Morang-3, was arrested for investigation.
Sharma was apprehended by Nepal Police’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) on Thursday.
He conveyed to Nepali Congress leaders that his arrest took place at his residence by the police.
Addressing the House of Representatives a few days prior, lawmaker Sharma had called for the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, along with Finance Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, in connection with the ongoing gold smuggling investigation.