KATHMANDU, Dec 4: According to the order of the Patan High Court in the case of the fake Bhutanese refugees scam, four people who were freed from prison after paying bail amounts to the Kathmandu District Court have been sent to the Department of Money Laundering Investigation (DMLI).
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Patan High Court has issued an order for the remand in custody of eight individuals, including former minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugee case. The joint bench comprising Judges Janak Pandey and Prakash Kharel upheld the Kathmandu District Court's decision to imprison Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Indrajit Rai, Keshab Dulal, and Angtawa Sherpa.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Patan High Court is to issue a verdict today on the writ petition filed against the Kathmandu District Court's order to send the accused to prison in the case of fake Bhutanese refugees scam.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A hearing is underway at the Patan High Court on the petitions filed by former ministers Bal Krishna Khand and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, and others who have been accused of involvement in the fake refugee scam, seeking release from prison.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Keshav Tuladhar of Ason, Kathmandu, who was previously arrested on July 13 in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugee scam, was released on Sunday following an order from the District Court of Kathmandu. However, his freedom was short-lived as he was apprehended again, this time in connection with the Lalita Niwas land-grab scam.
KATHMANDU, June 16: The Kathmandu District Court has ordered the pre-trial detention of 16 people, including former ministers Balkrishna Khand and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, and Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey, in connection with the fake refugee scam.
KATHMANDU, June 16: Kathmandu District Court has ordered the pre-trial detention of 16 people including former ministers Balkrishna Khan and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey in connection with the fake refugee scam.
KATHMANDU, June 16: The detention hearing has concluded in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam case. In that case, a total of seven people - five government attorneys and two complainants made responsive pleading.
KATHMANDU, June 16: The government attorneys are making responsive pleading with the conclusion of the pleadings on behalf of the accused in a case of collecting millions of rupees by alluring Nepalis with the promise to send them to the US as fake Bhutanese refugees.
KATHMANDU, May 5: The pleadings began at District Court, Kathmandu on Sunday on whether or not to release the accused persons on the charge of their involvement in a fake Bhutanese refugee scam on bail.
KATHMANDU, June 4: The District Court, Kathmandu has decided to issue an order on whether to remand the accused in the case of fake Bhutanese refugee scam in custody, ask for bail or to release them on a normal date in the next hearing on June 14 (next Wednesday).
KATHMANDU, June 4: Top leaders and others arrested in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam have been brought to the Kathmandu District Court for extension of their custody. The court reserves the right to decide on whether to remand them in custody or not.
The ongoing investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scam by Nepal Police has garnered both praise and skepticism from the public. While the police have made notable arrests, including high-profile individuals, a significant number of VIPs who appeared on the investigation radar have been neither interrogated nor apprehended. This apparent discrepancy in treatment has led to widespread criticism, highlighting a troubling double standard in the application of the law.
KATHMANDU, May 23: The police have submitted an investigation report to the District Government Attorney’s Office, alleging that former deputy prime minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, former home minister Bal Krishna Khand, secretary Tek Narayan Pandey (the then home secretary) were involved in the case of swindling money from Nepali citizens promising to send them to the US as fake Bhutanese refugees.
KATHMANDU, May 21: The police have prepared a report after investigating high-profile individuals in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam. The police report includes statements of the victims as well as middlemen arrested by the police and some bounced cheques and SMS as evidence. The police report also made a startling revelation that a report prepared by a task force led by Bal Krishna Panthi was fake.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has expressed commitment to take the ongoing investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scam to a logical end based on available facts and evidence.
KATHMANDU, May 17: At a time when people who have held positions like Home Minister and Home Secretary who run the home ministry which is the second most important ministry after the Prime Minister’s Office are found involved in defrauding Nepalis by promising to send to them to America as fake Bhutanese, it is also found that former Member of Parliament (MP) Angtawa Sherpa opened an office to register the forms of Nepali citizens as Bhutanese refugees. The video of him running an office in a house in Lalitpur to register forms to send Nepali citizens to the United States as a fake Bhutanese refugee has been released.
The recent developments in the investigation of the notorious 'Fake Bhutanese Refugee Scam' in the country have ignited deep-seated concerns regarding the integrity of the entire process. The shocking directive issued by the District Government Attorney's Office, demanding the investigation's completion by Tuesday, despite the glaring involvement of influential individuals, has cast an ominous shadow of suspicion—a conspiracy seemingly crafted to shield the guilty from facing their rightful consequences.
KATHMANDU, May 15: After the District Government Attorney's Office, Kathmandu, instructed the police to complete the investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scam by Tuesday, the suspicion that it is a game to protect more 'high profile' people has increased. The Government Attorney's Office has directed the District Police Office, Kathmandu, to complete the investigation and submit a report with opinion within four days with effect from Saturday.
KATHMANDU, May 15: Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Amresh Kumar Singh has said “the current political system cannot be saved for too long if those guilty in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam are let go without any meaningful action taken against them.”
KATHMANDU, May 12: The meeting of office bearers of Nepali Congress has concluded that anyone found guilty of a fake Bhutanese refugee scam must be booked, while the innocent ones must not be implicated in the case.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said the government would crack down on the nexus involved in the scam of sending people to the US in the cover of Bhutanese refugees.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Chairman of the CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has said that Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, an MP of his party, who is allegedly involved in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam said he would surrender himself to the police on Wednesday, but he did not come.
DANG, May 10: Lakshmi Regmi (name changed) of Dang, who had paid Rs 500,000 to fly to America two years ago, was asked to go to Chitwan three months after paying the amount. It was told that she would fly directly to America after going to Chitwan.
KATHMANDU, May 10: Former Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has been remanded in judicial custody for four days. Khand was arrested earlier this morning for his alleged involvement in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.