Refugee registration fraud disclosed


Oct 20: Two non-Bhutanese have been reported to get registered in Beldangi-I refugee camp in place of two registered Bhutanese who have gone outside camp for employment.  

Yam Bahadur Rai and his nephew Kirtiman Rai, registered in sector D/4, Hut No. 268 and 69 respectively have been displaced by two unknown locals with the help of Dhan Bahadur Rai, next immediate family member of the same household.

It has been disclosed by a relative Krishna Bhakta Rai that these non-Bhutanese were helped by Dhan Bahadu Rai to get registered in UNHCR.  

It was disclosed only after seven months when Kirtiman returned to the camp and found that the local people had got registered and even had the picture taken in his name.

Kirtiman has accused concerned authorities of not paying attention to his request to investigate his case and punish the culprit. He has further accused that his uncle Dhan Bahadur was active behind the fraud.

“Although we have informed UNHCR and Refugee Coordinating Unit about the incident, Dhan Bahadur has been set free without any investigation,” says Krishna.

Yam Bahadur Rai, who left the refugee camp for India to seek employment seven years ago has not returned yet.

Earlier, Nepal police in Damak had arrested five people including former camp secreatary of Beldangi-II camp Deo Raj Pradhan in connection to fraud in resettlement process.


  1. This is what is Happening in camps for last many years. Even today UNCHR local officials are not processing the files of geneune people, they do only they receive bribe to do. So fraud people always pay huge amounts and they are used to it.CDO and others officers are all corrupt…..that way IoM is seen as transparent and helping to ordinary and geneuine people in camps…but unless they change the entire set of people in UNHCR many more will happen.