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.

The arrest of a gang of conmen in the capital who swindled Nepalis by promising to send them to the USA in the guise of Bhutanese refugees has led to the arrest of other high-profile people, including a government secretary and a security advisor to a former home minister.