May 25: The Nepal Police has clarified that the Inspector General of Police is not involved in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, Spokesperson for the Nepal Police, Kuber Kadayat, made it clear that IGP Basanta Kunwar was not involved in the fake Bhutanese refugees scam.
The statement reads, "The news disseminated on the sensitive issue like crime investigation without basis, fact and evidence will create confusion among the people and the Nepal Police Headquarters fully disagrees with the news that defames the credibility, image and chain of command of the police organization."
It is highly condemnable to drag the IGP in controversy based on conversation of two people accusing the police chief of taking financial benefit from the accused of fake Bhutanese refugees scam, which the police says is an attempt to establish exaggerated facts.
"Nepal Police is aware and committed to stand by the constitution, laws and the organisation's values and to ensure that no innocent is implicated and no guilty is left scot-free," added the statement.
Stating that the IGP had played a role to protect the accused of the fake Bhutanese refugees scam, lawmakers in Wednesday’s meeting of the House of Representatives had drawn the attention of the home minister to carryout investigation by suspending him. -- RSS