Phony Bhutanese refugee case: statement of 16 arrested begins
Their statements will be taken in front of a judge in Kathmandu District Court.
KATHMANDU: The statements of the 16 suspects detained in the bogus Bhutanese refugee case have commenced.
Statements from the 16 people detained were begin on Friday. Their statements will be taken in front of a judge in Kathmandu District Court.
A case was registered in the Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday against 30 people trying to send Nepalis as fake Bhutanese refugees to America.
CPN (UML) secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Congress leader and former home minister Bal Krishna Khand, incumbent secretary of the Vice President’s office Teknarayan Pandey, former home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal’s security expert Indrajit Rai and other high-ranking officials are alleged that about 29 million rupees were collected for sending America.
In the case, 16 persons have been arrested. Their statement will be made in court. 14 people are still absconding. Cases have been filed against them for fraud, fabrication of government papers, crimes against national interests, organized crime, and integrated crime.