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.Follow @gorkhapost
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.