Kathmandu: The Kathmandu District Court issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Secretary of the CPN-UML party, his son Sandeep Rayamajhi, and Prateek Thapa, son of CPN-UML Vice Chair and former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa.
The court has issued an arrest warrant against them in connection with an investigation into a scam that defrauded Nepalis by falsely promising to send them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees.
According to police, it has already obtained the arrest warrant against them.
Police have already arrested secretary Tek Narayan Pandey, and Indrajit Rai, a security adviser to former home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, in the same case.
In June 2022, the Nepal Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs initiated an investigation into a criminal group suspected of fraud. The group had been running a fraudulent scheme for the past five years, duping people by offering to transport them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees.
The scam had affected over 1,000 individuals from various regions in Nepal, resulting in the loss of millions of rupees. Although the victims had reported the scam to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority in late 2021, the case was only transferred to the Kathmandu Valley Crime Division in June 2022. The authorities are currently working to bring the perpetrators to justice.