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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.