Kathmandu: Kathmandu District Court has decided to jail 16 people including former minister Balkrishna Khand, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and former secretary Tek Narayan Pandey in the fake refugee case.
Of the 18 arrested, Tanka Gurung and Lakshmi Maharjan have been released on bail of 10 lakh rupees and 5 lakh rupees respectively.
Rayamajhi, Khand, Pandey, Teknath Rijal, Keshav Dulal, Indrajit Rai, Sanu Bhandari are among those who will be jailed.
Similarly, Angtawa Sherpa, Sandeep Rayamazhi, Shamsher Mian, Sandesh Sharma, Sagar Rai, Ram Sharan KC, Haribhakt Maharjan, Narendra KC and Govind Chaudhary have also been sent to jail.
District Judge Prem Prasad Neupane’s single bench ordered 16 people to be sent to jail for pre-trial detention after a lengthy debate.
After the order of the Kathmandu District Court, they have been taken to the Central Jail in Sundhara.