Former Nepal PM charged with misappropriating state funds

Former Nepal PM charged with misappropriating state funds

[JURIST] Former Nepalese prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba [Wikipedia profile] has been charged by Nepal's new anti-corruption commission with misappropriation of state funds while in office, allegedly diverting money from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. Deuba and his government were dismissed February 1 [JURIST report] after King Gyanendra [BBC profile] declared a state of emergency as a result of the Maoist revolution which had taken 11,000 lives in nine years. Deuba and many other officials were placed under house arrest, where they remained for over a month [JURIST report]. The former PM failed to appear before the commission last Wednesday, prompting officials to arrest him at his residence [JURIST report]. AFP has more.