Investigation report on refugee scam to be submitted

Kathmandu, May 20: Kathmandu District Police Range has prepared to submit the investigation report on the fake Bhutanese refugees scam to the Kathmandu District Government Attorney Office on Sunday.

The police are giving their opinion to the government attorney office that the persons involved should be punished under 3 separate crimes during their hearing at the District Court.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Chief of the Kathmandu Police Range said that preparations were being made to demand that crimes against national interest, fraud and misusing with official documents should be given maximum punishment.

The police officers of the investigation team have insisted that additional punishment should be demanded from the court under ‘organized crime’ and ‘included crime’ along with 3 types of crimes.

There is a provision for imprisonment up to 5 years and a fine of up to Rs. 50,000 for the crime against the national interest and up to 7 years and a fine of up to Rs. 70,000 in fraud cases.

The police claimed that they have prepared to submit an opinion report to the attorney’s office to seek punishment under the misuse of official documents and the government seal cases. The police seized the ‘fake refugee identity cards’ given by the organized gang to the ‘victims’ trying to go to America under the quota of Bhutanese refugees.

There is a provision that imprisonment for included crime is 7 years under fraud charge, 3.6 years for misusing with official documents, 2.6 years for crimes against the national interest and up to 7 years and fine up to Rs. 70,000 in the case of misusing with the government seal and signatures.

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