Racket producing fake press ID cards arrested in Kathmandu

Published On: September 8, 2020 02:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Those arrested have been accused of selling press ID cards for at least Rs 500

KATHMANDU, Sep 8: Police on Monday arrested four individuals for allegedly producing fake press identity cards.

A team of police from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division arrested four persons from the Bagabazar-based Kalika Sports Pvt Ltd on the charge of producing counterfeit press ID cards of different media houses in Kathmandu.

Those arrested have been identified as Laxman Neupane, 35, of Nawalparasi district, Shree Ram Khadka, 23, of Bardiya district, Ramesh Kumar Regmi, 29, of Nawalparasi district, and Rajendra Raj Bhandari, 39, of Syangja district.

After several complaints were lodged, police intensified search to find the racket behind producing fake press cards. The firm was found producing counterfeit identity cards of journalists and medical professionals.

“The firm was found selling counterfeit identity cards for at least Rs 500 per card. Following their arrest, police have started to investigate the allegations against the arrestees,” according to Superintendent of Police, Ishwar Karki, spokesperson for the Crime Division.

Police have also confiscated 10 press cards, 15 identity cards of medical professionals, one color printing machine, among other equipment used to produce counterfeit identity cards.


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