HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has caught a ‘much-sought after’ forgery kingpin and seized a cache of counterfeit documents.
The arrested has been identified as Shyam Kishor Choudhary (32) of Haripur, Saptari. DSP Jagadish Pokharel said a CIB team raided his rented room in Banasthali leading to his arrest and seizure of forged documents yesterday.
Primary investigation suggests he was involved in counterfeiting certificates of academic qualifications and government documents single-handedly for years. Earlier, Choudhary had operated the forgery racket under the cloak of an education consultancy.
Hearing that police were after him, he had gone into hiding and was living incognito. During interrogation, Choudhary conceded that he counterfeited and sold fake citizenship certificates, passports, driving licences and academic certificates to hundreds of clients.
He would also forge birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates on demand and used to charge fees ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per certificate. CIB has seized a cache of certificates.
He has been handed over to Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumadhoka.