Racket involved in making Nepali citizenship certificates to Tibetan refugees busted

KATHMANDU: Police have busted a racket involved in making Nepali citizenship certificates to hundreds of Tibetan refugees.

A team from the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Bureau nabbed five persons.

The arrestees have been identified as Krishna Bahadur Katuwal (47) of Kechanakawal, Jhapa, Nyucleas Shrestha (70) of Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Hiralal Shivakoti (49) of Sundarharaicha, Morang, Lopsang Thinle (25), currently living in the Tibetan Camp in Tanahun, and Bijay Lama (30) of Godawari, Lalitpur.

According to SSP Manoj KC, Chief at the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office, Katuwal, who works as an accountant, helped more than 500 Tibetan refugees to get the Nepali citizenship.

Lama, who has been operating a canteen at the District Administration Office, Kathmandu for the past nine years, had taken responsibility of the government office.

Police said that they used to charge Rs 100, 000 to Rs 500, 000 to make the citizenship certificates.

 

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