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Five including 3 fake engineers held

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KATHMANDU — The Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) has made public five people, including three engineers on Wednesday, who were arrested on charge of producing and possessing fake engineering degrees.

The arrested three engineers are Hitesh Singh, 28, Pujul Kumar Khatri, 26, and Sanat Shrestha, 26. Other two Ankit Khadka, 29, is a computer designer and Suvit Khadka, 44, was identified as a broker.

Ankit and Suvit are part of a racket that “produces and sells” fake engineering degrees, according to the MPCD. They own a designing firm in Gabahal, Lalitpur, from where they run the illegal business, said police.

Ankit designed fake certificates while Suvit would help the so-called engineers get registered with the Nepal Engineering Council.

Singh, Khatri and Shrestha were the clients of the same designing firm from where they had acquired their engineering degrees.

According to their certificates, Singh, Khatri and Shrestha did their engineering from Nepal Engineering College in Duwakot in 2014.

In their statements to police, the trio said they did go to Nepal Engineering College but had failed in the final exams despite repeated attempts.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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