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5 arrested on the charge of helping Tibetan refugees obtain Nepali citizenship

Five persons arrested on the charge of helping Tibetan refugees obtain Nepali citizenship, being paraded in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Five persons arrested on the charge of helping Tibetan refugees obtain Nepali citizenship, being paraded in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Kathmandu, March 22

Police in Kathmandu have arrested five persons on the charge of helping Tibetan refugees obtain Nepali citizenship.

The arrestees have been identified as Krishna Bahadur Katwal of Jhapa, Nyulkesh Shrestha of Kathmandu, Hiralal Shiwakoti of Morang, Lopsang Thinley of Tanahun and Bijaya Lama of Lalitpur.

They were arrested in Babermahal of Kathmandu on Sunday, according to the police.

SP Somendra Singh Rathaur, the spokesperson of the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office, the group is found to have helped 10 Tibetans get citizenship

Katwal, whose job is to help people prepare documents required for legal tasks, has been identified as the mastermind of the gang. The police say he is found to have faked other documents also.

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