Fake Bhutanese Refugee Scam: Police submit final investigation report to District Government Attorney Office

Published On: May 22, 2023 03:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 22: Police have submitted the investigation report on the fake Bhutanese refugee scam to the District Government Attorney Office for further action.

After nearly two months of investigation, police submitted the report on Monday afternoon. Police concluded that at least 32 people were involved in the attempt to extort millions of Nepali citizens in the name of sending them to the US in the guise of Bhutanese refugees.

In the report, 16 persons including Prateek Thapa, son of former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, have been listed as fugitives. Niraj Rai, Bechan Jha, Keshav Tuladhar, Ashok Pokharel, Lakshmi Maharjan, Dhiren Rai, Mohan Rai, Deepa Humagain, Sunil Budhathoki, Binita Limbu, Niranjan Kharel, Rajesh Aryal, Hari Bhakta Maharjan, Ashish Budhathoki and Rama Thapa are among those in the list of fugitives in this case.


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