Fake Bhutanese refugee scam: 4 criminal cases against 30 people

Fake Bhutanese refugee scam
Suspects of the high-profile fake Bhutanese refugee scam are taken to the Kathmandu District Court to file cases against them, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, May 24

The government attorneys have filed four criminal cases against 30 people involved in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Government Attorneys’ Office filed a charge sheet against 30 defendants at the Kathmandu District Court.

According to sources at the Government Attorneys’ Office, action has been sought against them for their alleged involvement in fraud, document forgery, organised crime and treason.

Sixteen out of the 30 people involved in the case have been arrested by the police while 14 others have absconded. Those arrested include UML leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand, former speaker Ang Tawa Sherpa, and former home secretary Tek Narayan Pandey to name a few.

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