Santosh Pokharel, My Republica, March 27, 2019
POKHARA: The government has deported 164 foreigners from the country during the past 11 months of 2075 BS. The foreigners were facing charges of involvement in various crimes and were deported between mid-April 2018 and mid-March by the Department of Immigration after they completed their punishments.
According to the department, those deported were from various countries. Sixty-seven or majority of them were deported for overstaying their visas.
Similarly, 37 were deported for using counterfeit passports, seven for counterfeit visas, 12 for suspicious paperwork and six others had entered Nepal without permit.
Likewise, five of them were deported for involvement in various scams, six for use of illegal drugs, one for kidnapping and assault, eight for banking fraud, five for gold robbery, and two for their involvement in hundi transaction among other charges.
“We deported them after they served the jail terms in Nepal as per the law,” said Ram Chandra Tiwari, director of the Department of Immigration. “There are many foreigners serving their sentences.”
He said such statistics show that tourists visit Nepal not just for visit but also with criminal intentions. “So we should be careful about their activities because not everyone visits the country with good intentions.”