Nepal Police has sought original documents from the Spanish Embassy in New Delhi to further investigate the alleged involvement of nine lawmakers of the CPN (Maoist Centre) in human trafficking. The original documents submitted by the lawmakers are currently with the embassy. Nepal has informed the embassy that the documents submitted in the name of the lawmakers’ “assistants” were fraudulent as the Consular Office in Kathmandu has not issued such documents. The Spanish Embassy has said it will not issue visas to the MPs as their papers were being probed. Following its request, Nepal Police is conducting the probe. For further investigation, it has demanded the original documents submitted to the embassy. “We are in the process of acquiring original documents from the embassy,” said an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting anonymity. The ministry in Kathmandu has sent a letter to the embassy asking for the documents. Maoist lawmakers Goma Kunwar, Dor Prasad Upadhaya, Sirjana Thamaru Khatri, Santa Kumar Tharu, Rupa Maharjan Shrestha, Ram Maya Bogati, Dil Maya Dhami and Dhana Pahari had reportedly submitted fake documents to the embassy. The Maoist party had formed a committee to look into the matter but it has not reported its findings. The lawmakers have defended that the documents were not fake.
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