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Accused of treason Nepal booters

Update : 2015-11-08 22:26:18
Accused of treason Nepal booters

Nepal's former national football captain and goalkeeper in the 2011 World Cup qualifiers over the alleged match-fixing among five players on charges of treason, an official said Sunday.

"The government of treason charges last month of five footballers arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment as a punishment has been demanded," which has been the case at the Special Court in Kathmandu Bhadrakali Pokharel, Registrar, said.

Captain Sagar Thapa and goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa arrested in the capital as part of a coordinated series of five players were taken into custody last month.

Detectives probe based in south-east Asia for suspected match-fixing players found a significant amount of money deposited in bank accounts said the arrests came after.

"Footballers in match-fixing ... the match was found, including accepting money to lose," Pokharel said.

Pokharel ", shall be liable to life imprisonment, or with which Nepal's sovereignty, integrity or jeopardize national unity with the intention of trying to cause disorder" anyone who says that a Under the 1989 Act charges, said.

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa during his 19-year tenure and accepted millions of dollars on bribery charges harape was forced to step aside, arrested a year later.

Football's world governing body FIFA's ethics committee Thapa, former Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation launched a probe last year. To investigate the outcome is still pending.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter himself leading to the suspension, in recent months by a series of corruption and embezzlement charges have been rocked.

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