Friday, July 18, 2008

One arrested for counterfeiting non-Bhutanese under TCR


Nepal police at Kakarvitta arrested Nabin Paudel (name changed), 30, of Beldangi-II who was involved in luring Nepali citizens for third country resettlement in America two weeks back.

According to sources at security, five Nepali citizens from Pokhara and Solukhumbu have filed a case against Paudel for tugging 18, 00,000 Nepalese currencies.

Paudel, who was shifted to Hanuman Dhoka Kathmandu last week for further investigation confirmed Bhutan News Service that he has taken at least 3, 50,000 Nepalese currencies from them in different transactions within three months. However, he denied that the money was transferred into his account not for luring them into resettlement process but for business purpose.

"The have claimed many times more than the real transaction", cried Paudel. "I got heavy physical torture during interrogation" lamented he.

An ICRC certified victim of torture in Bhutan, Paudel showing his ICRC-btn-245 number urged for his safety in police custody.

"I make humble appeal to ICRC and UNHCR, through Bhutan News Service, that I should not be inhumanly tortured" he cried.

According to Paudel, he spent five years rigorous jail term inside Bhutan's jail before he moved to Nepal. He has wife and two children.

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