One more arrest in fake refugees case

Kathmandu: The police have arrested one more person on the charge of being involved in the case of fake Bhutanese refugees.

Lakshmi Maharjan, who is on the absconding list of the police, was arrested yesterday.

According to the police, it has been revealed through the police investigation that the fraudulent amount has been deposited in Maharjan’s account.

Along with Lakshmi, the number of people arrested in the refugee case has reached 17. In this case, former Deputy Prime Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, former Home Minister Balkrishna Khand, Home Secretary Teknarayan Pandey, Bhutanese refugee leader Teknath Rijal, former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal’s security advisor Indrajit Rai, Haj Committee Chairman Shamsher Mian, former Assembly Speaker Angtawa Sherpa and 16 others were already arrested.

Pratik, son of former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Neeraj, son of Indrajit Rai, are absconding.

The investigation is underway.