Bharat Shakya arrested

Kathmandu, October 31:

Metropolitan Police Range (NPR), Kathmandu, today took Bharat Kumar Shakya, official of the Nepal Recreation Centre (NRC) Pvt Ltd, into custody for his alleged involvement in forging government documents.

“We arrested Shakya, general manager of the NRC, this afternoon from the office of the NRC at Tahachal in connection with the forgery case under which Ket Sarin Singnark, former director of the NRC, has already been charged,” SP Sarbendra Khanal at the NPR, said.

Singnark, who is learnt to be the sister-in-law of RD Tuttle who set up casinos in Nepal under the Nepal Recreation Centre (NRC), was arrested 15 days ago and is in Hanumandhoka police custody. The police has charged her with using fake letter pads and stamp of the department of industry and writing a fake letter to the Department of Immigration (DoI) asking it to issue a business visa to her. The said fake letter was issued on September 21. The DoI handed her over to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, on October 17. “As Singnark is a foreign national, we suspect there must be some people behind the forgery. We would interrogate Shakya and will find out facts by tomorrow,” Khanal added.