Kathmandu 20 April, 2010: Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) arrested Constitutional Assembly Members /Law makers Gayatri Sah and Bishwanath Prasad Yadav on charges of misusing and tampering the high level red passports, following an investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Both were arrested outside the Constituent Assembly (CA) building at New Baneshwor.
According to the police, “We have taken them in custody under the Passport Act 2024 BS and under the Muluki Aain for forgery of government documents and seals. For tampering with the passport they can be sentenced to one-year jail or fined of NRP 500 or both where as in parallel trail of forging government document they can be entitled to plus a year sentence.”
Highlighting the evidence, a single bench Judge Madhav Prasad Pokharel, issued a 15 days of judicial remand.
Regarding the case the CBI, informed that they came to know about the forgery when two people using the lawmakers´ tampered red passports were deported from Abu Dhabi while they were on their way to Australia. The International airlines handed the two fake passport holders to the immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). It is believed that fake passport holders had paid NRP 16 Million for the forged passport.”