KATHMANDU: A team of Centre for Investigative Journalism collaborated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to investigate Nepali investments in foreign countries has revealed that Nepalis have saved a whopping 52bn in Swiss Banks.

The report states that Nepali account holders have 'saved' NRs 520,727,74000 in Swiss banks.

As many as 55 Nepalis have been found to have made investments across various locations around the globe.

It is to be noted that Nepal's existing laws do not support offshore investments.

Likewise, those revealed to have engaged in offshore investments have been listed as follows :

  • Former lawmaker Birendra Mahato in association with Niraj Govinda Shrestha, Upendra Mahato, Romeo Abdo Former at Belarus (OJSC Amkodor Holding Limited Company)
  • Former President of NRNA Upendra Mahato, wife Samata Nepal and businessman (partner) Niraj Govinda Shrestha with investments at British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Belarus, England and India (Yumi Nepal Earthquake Appeal, Nostal Business Corp and Mabel Apparel, SpartleyVentures, Pankur Finance, Tipologia, Moneystar, Amkodor, BNK, Yagyadeep)
  • Ajaya Raj Sumargi in association with Arjun Sharma at Cyprus (Airbell Services Limited)
  • Arun Kumar Chaudhary, wife Shila Chaudhary and sons Karan and Survansh, Chaudhary Group, at Gurnsey (Tenby Nominees Limited and Brock Nominees Limited )
  •  Rajendra Kumar Kabra and Rekha Kabra at British Virgin Islands (fragrance Town Limited Company)
  • Lekhnath Pandey, Mangesh Lal Shrestha Sanjib Rajbhandari, Kiran Bhakta Joshi, Suprabha Rajbhandari at United States of America (Incessant Rain Company)
  • Chandra Prasad Dhakal, Hemraj Dhakal, Anil Kumar Lamichhane, Kamal Poudel at United Kingdom (International Money Express UK Limited and IME Holdings Limited)
  • Hotelier Rama Malla in partnership with John Morrison Atwater in UK (Sixteen Upper Brook Street Limited)
  • Minu Shah Chhibber in association with John Morrison Atwater at Channel Islands (Rooney Holdings Company Pearl)
  • Doctor Shyam Karmacharya at British Virgin Islands
  • Professor Shatendra Get at British Virgin Islands
  • Shashikant Agrawal, Sumit Agrawal (sugar tycoons) at British Virgin Islands
  • Nepali Congress leader, central committee member Rajendra Bajgain at UK
  • Satishal Acharya (businessman) at Singapore and Cambodia
  • Bhawani Singh Shrestha at Singapore
  • Raj Bahadur Singh at Cambodia (Appliphone Telecom)
  • Nawang Dolma British Virgin Islands
  • Uma Devi Singhania at Briti Virgin Islands
  • Reenuka Pradhan, Punam Pradhan, Ajay Prasad Pradhan at Briti Virgin Islands
  • Bishwadhar Tuladhar, Bimal Kazi Tamrakar, Nabindra Joshi at British Virgin Islands
  • Bishwa Barsingh Thapa at British Virgin Islands
  • Bijendra Joshi, Arun Shrestha at British Virgin Islands
  • Binu Shrestha at British Virgin Islands
  • Kishor Rana, Malta
  • Nirmal Shrestha, Malta
  • Shyam Milan Shrestha, Ashish Rauniyar, Chinpal Rauniyar at British Virgin Islands
  • Khusbu Sarkar Shrestha, British Virgin Islands
  • Yogesh Lal Shrestha and Menuka Shrestha at India
  • Rajan Lal Shrestha, Vikas Sinha at British Virgin Islands
  • Harish Kumar Todi Agrawal, Bijesh Todi and Bindu Todi at British Virgin Islands