KATHMANDU, May 16: The Nepali Congress has sought 'impartial' and 'free' investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
"The guilty must be prosecuted and no innocent person blamed for the scam," the party said. At a press meet organized on Tuesday, NC Spokesperson and Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said the party was clear that fair and impartial investigations will be held and the NC would support and cooperate towards that end.
Accusing media trials regarding the matter to some extent regarding the scam, the finance minister said, "No innocent should be blamed for the crime."
“So far, it seems that NC central leader and House of Representatives (HoR) member Dr Arzu Rana Deuba has no role in the scam and she had already sought the police help against a 'fake audio' posted on social sites claiming her involvement in the scandal,” said Mahat, adding, "We believe the audio is fake."
He went on to say that the party had not yet suspended party leader Bal Krishna Khand following his arrest for his alleged involvement in the scam as the leader had convinced the party that he would prove himself innocent before the court.
In his response to a media query about why the party president was silent about the issue, Mahat said,"The party president, on one hand, is an introvert and on the other hand wants impartial and free investigations over the matter and this is the party's position as well."