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Nepal Police arrests a couple for forging signature of home ministry official

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police have detained a couple on document forgery charge from the southern gate of Singha Durbar, the central administrative office of the federal government, on Tuesday.
A forged signature of a high government official with a fake letter pad of the Ministry of Home Affairs was seized from the couple.
The letter was prepared for receiving worth Rs. 950 million as compensation from the government, police said.
The incident came to a light when the Singha Durbar-based Metropolitan Police Circle detained a couple Laxmi Adhikari and her husband Rajan Kumar Thapa.
The couple possessed a forged letter pad of the Ministry of Home Affairs having fake signature of joint secretary and spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs Ram Krishna Subedi to claim the compensation money of Laxmi’s father death claiming that her father was died due to negligence on the part of the government, according to SSP Uttam Kumar Subedi at the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.
The forged document was prepared by the couple claiming a total of Rs. 1.8 billion as compensation, adding additional compensation amount of Rs. 87.6 million in Rs. 950 million of the compensation document prepared in the tampered letter head of the Ministry, according to SSP Subedi.
The police have recovered a circular letter of the Ministry issued notifying Posta Nath Bogati, ward chairman of Roshi Rural Municipality-7, to release the amount.
Police have seized 13 sets of different banks cheques, passports of different people and cash Rs. 42,210 from the couple.
Police during the two days’ preliminary investigation have found that the couple had also forged the documents of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority and Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of the country.

Published Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 07:37 PM

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