Among those accused of being involved in a racket of sending people to the United States identifying them as Bhutanese refugee, police today arrested two persons from Baneswor, Kathmandu.
Those arrested are Ram Sharan KC, residing in Tokha, Kathmandu, and Govinda Chaudhary from Morang district, informed Spokesperson at the Kathmandu Valley Investigation Office and Superintendent of Police (SP) Rabindra Regmi.
The two were arrested for their alleged involvement in the racket as the middlemen, said SP Regimi adding they were handed over to the District Police Range, Kathmandu for further investigation and action against them.
The District Police Range is currently investigating into the incident by filing a charge against them under organized crime. The police was given 60 days of time to investigate the incident.
Earlier, police held 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, Keshav Dulal, Sanu Bhandari, Tanka Gurung, Sandesh Sharma and Sagar Thulung, in connection with the scam.
Police said that they were searching for CPN (UML)'s secretary and former minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi to whom an arrest warrant has been issued. Rayamajhi is currently out of contact, police said.
So far, 106 victims of fake Bhutanese refugee scam have filed complaints at the police office. They lodged complaints noting the middlemen or fraudsters fleeced over Rs 230 million from them in different time giving them a false hope to send to the United States.