The Police have handed over the final investigation report on the Bhutanese refugee scam to the District Attorney’s Office for further action.

After around two months of investigation, police submitted the report on Monday afternoon with the recommendation to prosecute 33 people involved in the scam.

So far, the police have arrested 16 alleged perpetrators while 17 others, including Prateek Thapa, son of former Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, have been listed as fugitives in the report.

The group had been scamming and extorting millions of rupees from Nepali citizens for the past five years by promising to send them abroad as Bhutanese refugees.

Those involved in the scam with charges including treason, fraud and organised crime.

Similarly, the police have also suggested an investigation from the Department of Money Laundering Investigation to investigate those who are not government officials but are involved in the scam.