KATHMANDU, May 22: The police have got permission to keep in judicial custody the 16 persons arrested in connection with a fake Bhutanese refugee scam for three more days.

The so-called top politicians and big political parties are warned not to dig their political graves themselves by trying to shield the accused.

The recent revelation by Former Additional Inspector General of Nepal Police Bigyan Raj Sharma regarding the release of two people arrested earlier in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugees scam under political pressure has raised serious concerns about the justice system in Nepal. It is alarming to hear that high-profile leaders of the ruling parties including the then Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand are allegedly involved in such heinous crimes, and despite the evidence, they were able to influence the release of the accused.