Immigration officials come under ACC’s radar for misusing funds

For alleged embezzlement of more than Nu 3 million to Nu 5 million, three officials of the immigration office in Phuentsholing are undergoing Anti-Corruption Commission’s trial. 

The three officials – an immigration officer, an inspector and an accountant are suspected to have embezzled funds that have been allocated for travel and daily allowances (TADA). 

In the beginning, the case was reported to ACC without any leads on names, except for the possible misuse of funds. 

This led to a full-fledged ACC investigation.

Upon investigation of all the suspected immigration staff, the investigation led to further interrogation of these three officials and they were detained. 

Sources claim that the accountant must have a major role. This was said because he had bad records while serving for Phuentsholing Thromde. 

Today, two of the immigration officials have been released while the third official is still in detention.

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