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Fake Bhutanese refugee scam: Former Home Minister Khand's PA KC arrested

2023 May 10, 12:46,

Police today arrested one more person in connection to the fake Bhutanese refugee scam. Police held Narendra KC, the personal assistant (PA) to the former Minister of Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand, on the charge of his alleged involvement in the scam.

Police nabbed KC in the morning from Jadibuti in Bhaktapur, according to the Chief of the Police Range, Kathmandu, and SSP Dan Bahadur Karki. Police took the former Home Minister under its control from his residence at Cuchhepati in Kathmandu in connection to the racket of scamming people by promising to send them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees.

With this, the number of alleged ones involved in the racket has reached 12, police said.

Arrested in connection to the scam were Indrajit Rai, who served as security advisor to the then Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa, the then Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Tek Narayan Pandey, Sandeep Rayamajhi, the son of CPN (UML) secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and others Keshav Dulal, Sanu Bhandari, Tanka Gurung, Sandesh Sharma, and Sagar Thulung.

Police said that they were also searching for CPN (UML)'s secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, also alleged to have involvement in the racket, who is currently out of contact.

So far, 106 victims of the fake Bhutanese refugee scam have filed complaints against the police officer. They lodged complaints noting the middlemen or fraudsters fleeced over Rs 230 million from them at different times giving them a false hope to send to the United States in the guise of Bhutanese refugees. 


Fake Bhutanese refugee scam Former Home Minister Khand' Police Bal Krishna Khand
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