Seven held in forgery of govt seals, stamps, documents

KATHMANDU: Police have paraded seven persons arrested for their alleged involvement in making fake government documents and academic certificates today.

A team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police arrested them from assorted locations of Kathmandu on Friday.

The arrestees have been identified as Tek Bahadur Budha Magar (23) of Jhula in Rukum district, currently residing in Dhapasi Kathmandu, operating from New Lumbini Communications and Digital Photo Studio; Ramji Prasad DC (30) of Madi Rural Municipality-4 in Rolpa district currently residing in New Bus Park area, operating from Rapti Photo Studio; Biraj Shrestha (26) of Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality-7 in Gorkha district currently residing in Naya Bazar, Sorhakhutte operating from Rachana Photo Studio; Shyam Kumar Thapa Magar (34) of Mangala Rural Municipality-4 in Myagdi district currently residing at Gongabu operating from the Samakhushi-based Kantipur Manpower; Hari bahadur Shahi (56) of Harinath Rural Municipality-3 in Syangja district currently residing at Mitranagar, Gongabu operating from Syangja Tanahu Communication; Hareram Shrestha (40) of MahaLaxmi Municipality-5 in Lalitpur district, operating from Shrestha Communication and Bishwanath Adhikari (25) of Nilakantha Municipality-1 of Dhading district currently residing in Sinamangal, KMC-9 operating from Kalki Airport Studio.

Police also confiscated Hologram bearing Nepal Government header, driving licence of various people, educational certificates, marksheet, transcript and character certificates, Nepali Citizenship, Nepali passports, rubber stamps of various organisations, computer CPU, and hard discs from them.

The arrested were presented before District Court Kathmandu and have been remanded in judicial custody for further investigation in accordance with government stamp forgery act, the CIB informed.