Kathmandu, May 10
Former home minister Bal Krishna Khand has been arrested in Kathmandu for his alleged involvement in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
Khand is considered a confidant of the Nepali Congress president and five-time prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. He was the second-rank member of the Deuba cabinet before the general elections in November last year.
A senior police official informs he was arrested at his own house in Maijubahal of Kathmandu this morning.
Meanwhile, Bal Krishna Khand’s personal secretary Narendra KC has been arrested in Jadibuti of Kathmandu, according to the police.
The police so far have arrested nearly one dozen people in connection with the corruption case including former home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa’s advisor Indrajit Rai, Rayamajhi’s son Sandeep and former home secretary Tek Narayan Pandey.
Media reports have also hinted at the involvement of former PM Deuba’s wife Arzu Rana and Khand’s wife Manju Khand, but the police say further investigation is underway.