Over 120 Chinese arrested for illegally staying in Nepal

Kathmandu, , Nepal Published: Dec 23, 2019, 11:05 PM(IST)

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The raids were conducted over three days from Saturday to Monday. 

Over 120 Chinese nationals were arrested from Kathmandu for staying in the country without proper working permit and visa.

Raids to apprehend Chinese nationals illegally staying in Nepal were launched by a joint team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) and Metropolitan Police Range apprehended 122 Chinese from various locations around the capital of Kathmandu. 

The raids were conducted over three days from Saturday to Monday. 

"We have arrested them from Gongabu, Thamel and other locations. They are found to be involved in various professions including hospitality, agriculture and ICT to name some. They do not have a working permit and have overstayed in the nation as their tourist visa has already expired," Chief at MPCD Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sahakul Thapa confirmed.

The arrested Chinese are currently held inside Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, for further investigation. Apart from their illegal stay in the nation, they also are being probed for various criminal activities in recent days.

The crackdown over the illegal stay of Sino nationals started from Sunday at 1 pm as the police got into action over it working on the tip-off it received about it. 

In the first raid, around 72 Chinese nationals were arrested. Sino nationals were time and again detained in Nepal for carrying out various illegal activities. 

On September 2, Nepal Police rounded up six Chinese nationals in capital Kathmandu for allegedly system hacking and withdrawing millions of rupees from various ATM booths.

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