Fake Bhutanese refugee case: Case filed against 30 people with a demand of around 29 crores

Kathmandu. A case has been registered in the Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday against 30 people who were involved in the case of cheating Nepalese citizens of crores of rupees in the name of sending fake documents of Bhutanese refugees to a third country, America.

A 224-page long charge sheet has been registered against 30 people including former Deputy Prime Minister Top Bahadur Rayamazhi, former Home Minister Balkrishna Khan, Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey, with a fraudulent demand of about 290 million rupees. Concluding that the defendants have systematically defrauded 288.1 million 74 thousand 500 rupees, according to section 254 of the Civil Code, 2074, a corresponding demand has been made.

After studying the report submitted by the police two days ago, the public prosecutor’s office said that they have been charged with four misdemeanors, namely, crime against the state, fraud, organized crime and racketeering.

Among the cases filed are Balkrishna Khan, Top Bahadur Rayamazhi and his son Sandeep Rayamazhi, Teknarayan Pandey, Angtawa Sherpa, Indrajit Rai, Shamsher Mian, Teknath Rizal, Keshav Prasad Dulal, Sanu Bhandari, Sagar Rai, Sandesh Sharma, Tank Bahadur Gurung, Narendra KC, Govind Kumar Chaudhary and Ramsharan KC is in police custody.

Similarly, those who have been booked but are on the absconding list are Laxmi Maharjan, Keshav Tuladhar, Haribhakt Maharjan, Ashok Pokharel, Dhiren Rai, Deepa Humagarin, Niraj Rai, Rajesh Aryal, Mohanraj Rai, Ashish Budhathoki, Vinita Savaden Limbu, Niranjan Kumar Kharel, Sunil Budhathoki and Prateek. Thapa is there. The main accused in the case claimed to have handed over the money from Singh Darbar to Minister Quarter and Prime Minister’s Residence Baluwatar.

In this case, 43 pieces of evidence have been submitted to the district court in Kathmandu against those involved. In which the video and footage of the date and time of the incident in the pen drive submitted by the complainant with the complaint application have been kept on a CD and attached to the missile. Similarly, a copy of the voucher of the amount deposited in the account of the defendants, the test report obtained from the digital forensic lab of the police has also been submitted to the court as evidence.

Human rights workers and civil leaders including former Chief Justice Anupraj Sharma, former Justice Balram KC have demanded that other people whose names are linked in the case should also be brought under the scope of investigation. Based on the evidence that came during the statement of the accused and the evidence that may be added, they demand that any person be brought to the court of justice.

This is the legal system

Section 43 of the Civil Code, 2074 provides for additional punishment for integrated offences. According to which, if a person commits more than one offense in the same incident, such person is considered to have committed an integrated offense. It is mentioned that while punishing an offender who commits an integrated offense under sub-section (1), the punishment for the offense with the highest punishment and the punishment for the next offense with the maximum punishment shall be added to the punishment.

Similarly, in Article 51, there is a provision not to act against the national interest. According to which, there is a provision that if someone does something that is adverse to the national interest, he will be punished. Similarly, there is provision for the following punishment for the person who commits an offense under sub-section (2) or (3) who insults the independence, sovereignty, geographical or territorial integrity, nationality, independence, self-respect or international image of Nepal, incites or spreads hatred or malice.

In case of offense under sub-section (2), imprisonment up to five years and fine up to fifty thousand rupees. Similarly, in section 249, there is a provision that ‘cheating shall not be done’. It is stated in Section 249 (1) – ‘If someone has entrusted something to someone and does not do so or does or refrains from doing any act by cheating, lying or in any other way, dishonestly causes any kind of loss, damage or damage to such person or any other person. or if he obtains any benefit for himself or for someone else, he is considered to have committed fraud.’

A person who commits an offense under sub-section (1) is subject to imprisonment for up to seven years and a fine of up to 70 thousand rupees. Similarly, in Kirte case, there is a provision of imprisonment up to seven years and a fine of 70,000 rupees. There is provision for imprisonment for more than three years for organized crime. Similarly, the offense of not establishing a criminal group is punishable with imprisonment up to five years or a fine of up to five lakh rupees or both.

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