30 sued on fake Bhutanese refugee scam

The District Attorney Office Kathmandu has filed a case against 30 persons at District Court in connection with a fake Bhutanese refugee scam.

Among 30 sued by the Attorney’s Office, 16 are under arrest while 14 others are at large. Following the registration of the case, District Attorney Mahesh Khatri said 30 persons were sued and 14 who are absconding will be issued an arrest warrant and their property suspended from the transaction.

With this, the court has initiated recording statements and pleading is conducted on whether to keep the arrested ones in custody for further investigation or not.

Those who faced the case are sued under various crimes as a crime against the state, organized crime, and integrated crime. Even the cases invoking anti-corruption law and money laundering will be applied in the case of those holding public posts.

Attorney Khatri shared that recovery of over Rs 270 million has been demanded from the sued ones. There is a legal provision of imprisonment of seven years in fraud and forgery, while of five-year imprisonment in crime against the state. Similarly, the related legal provision would be involved in the case of organized crime.


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