The scam involved 32 individuals who orchestrated a scheme to swindle millions of rupees from Nepali citizens through a fake Bhutanese refugee program.
After an extensive two-month investigation, led by SSP Dan Bahadur Karki, the District Police Range in Kathmandu has unveiled a major case of fraud involving the exploitation of innocent individuals.
The perpetrators cunningly manipulated unsuspecting victims by luring them into making false claims of Bhutanese refugee status, promising them resettlement in the United States. The investigation, now concluded, reveals the intricate workings of this highly organized criminal enterprise.
Out of the 32 individuals implicated, 16 have already been apprehended and are currently in police custody. The remaining 16 individuals, identified as absconding defendants, will be officially reported as such. Law enforcement agencies are diligently pursuing these individuals to ensure their inclusion in the legal proceedings.
Today, the police will submit the comprehensive investigation report, along with their expert opinion, to the district attorney’s office in Kathmandu. The report sheds light on the magnitude of the scam, with a staggering total of Rs 24 million fraudulently extorted by those involved.
This significant breakthrough serves as a stern reminder of the need for vigilance in the face of such fraudulent activities, as authorities strive to bring justice to the victims and hold the culprits accountable for their actions.