VDC secy recommending citizenship to Bhutanese detained


A Bhutanese citizen who acquired Nepali citizenship and the Nepali VDC Secretary who recommended it have been arrested.

Bhutanese citizen T. Neupane had acquired Nepali citizenship from the Basbitti Jigadiya VDC of Rautahat on April 5, 2007, reports state-owned RSS from Kathmandu.

A refugee living at Beldangi refugee camp in Damak of Jhapa, Neupane had been recommended as permanent citizen of Basbitti Jigadiya-5 by then VDC Secretary Rambrikshya Chaudhary.

His citizenship number 323082-46 was signed by then citizenship distribution team leader Nawaraj Chapagain, added the report.

An investigation into the alleged act of forgery has been initiated following the arrested of Bhutanese citizen Nepal and VDC Secretary Chaudhary, police inspector at the District Police Office, Rautahat, Hari Nandan Chaudhary said.


  1. What really went wrong in granting Nepali Citizenship to Nepali man T. Neupane? The whole world knows that T.Neupane is morally NEPALI even if he had been Bhutanese… He was not enjoying the acceptance of being Bhutanese in Bhutan.

    I commend the fellow sensible person the VDC Secretary Rambrikshna Chaudhary and citizenship distribution team leader Nawaraj Chapagain for doing the right thing. They should not be harassed by anti-national laws that seek to discourage and disperse the Nepalese by various pretexts. Is the strife brought out because it happened in Jhagadiya VDC of Rautahat? If Nepalese should not feel at home in Nepal, to whom does it belong? Whose homeland is it?

    The honourable men Ram Krishna Chaudhary and Nawaraj Chapagain should be released immediately with apologies and compensations for harassment and losses of time.