Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, former home minister and CPN-UML secretary, has been arrested in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugees scam.
According to Ministry of Home Affairs officials, he was apprehended by police from Budanilkantha, Kathmandu, this evening.
On May 3, the District Court in Kathmandu issued an arrest warrant for him. He has been absconding since the arrest warrant was issued.
In connection to the same case, police have apprehended and are interrogating former hone minister Bal Krishna Khand, 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, the son of CPN (UML) secretary Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and others Keshav Dulal, Sanu Bhandari, Tanka Gurung, Sandesh Sharma and Sagar Thulung.
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 in the guise of Bhutanese refugees.