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.