The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has removed the Jalhari of the Pashupatinath shrine to investigate.
On Sunday evening, a crew from the administration extracted the jalhari and wrapped it in a white cloth to weigh it within the temple premises.
As the jalhari weighs one quintal and is connected by joining numerous elements, it can only be removed by breaking it into pieces.
The authority's team has temporarily installed a CCTV camera to record the inspection, while Kathmandu Metropolitan City ward representatives, the police circle's Gaushala team, the Pashupati Area Development Fund, and priests have been stationed at the location.
To install the jalhari, the government purchased 103.773 kg of gold from Nepal Rastra Bank for Rs 800.111 million.
A complaint was lodged with the authority alleging corruption in the installation of gold Jalhari in Pashupatinath temple.
The Auditor General’s office has reported approximately 11 kg of missing gold during the construction of the jalhari.