318 Nepalis languishing in foreign jails



Kathmandu: The government has come up with shocking revelation that as many as 318 Nepalis were languishing in foreign jails. The data is from the countries except India.
The section of the foreign affairs advisor under the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers had taken initiative to search the Nepalis in foreign jails. The initiative found that among such number of Nepalis, some were facing capital punishment, while some serving the life imprisonment.
Those serving jails were accused of various crimes as murder, drug trafficking, trafficking in human, dacoit, rape, production of illegal liquor, and fraud.
Member at the foreign affairs advisors’ section, Sushil Dhungana, informed that such numbers of Nepalis were found in 32 countries. Among these countries, some have Nepali embassies while others not.
Categorizing the data, 17 Nepalis were waiting the capital punishment, while 43 were handed life imprisonment and 239 serving the term from one month to 50 years.
Similarly, legal cases were filed seeking capital punishment to 14 and life imprisonment to three Nepalis. In Malaysia alone, there are some 500 Nepali citizens detained at Returnee Centre.
The country having highest number of Nepalis languishing in jail is Soudi Arabia followed by Kuwait and Qatar. Other countries to follow these are South Korea, China, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Singapore.
The record was maintained by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ordered for the same. RSS