122 Chinese nationals deported to China

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The 122 Chinese nationals who were found involved in various illegal activities have been deported to China today, according to the Department of Immigration.

Police had arrested them on December 23 from Manamaiju, Maharajgunj and Budhanilkantha of Kathmandu for their involvement in organized crime.

A single bench of Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Janakraj Dahal had, on January 5, slapped fine of Rs 1,000 each to the 122 Chinese nationals on the case under indecent behavior. There is a provision of charging maximum Rs 10,000 fine on indecent behavior case.

Police had handed over the arrested Chinese nationals to Department of Immigration.

The Department had decided to charge Rs 1,000 for those whose visa term has not expired and Rs 2,000 fine for those whose visa has expired.

It has been understood that the Embassy of China paid their money.

The decision to deport the Chinese nationals has been made based on the Immigration Act 2049, Immigration Regulations 20151 and the Immigration Work Procedures 2065. The Act provides for a fine up to Rs 50, 000 or five years imprisonment or both depending on the nature of the crime.

The Department however stated that the term of the visa of 34 of them has expired. The Chinese embassy has revoked the visa of all. They are being sent back to China, preparing their travel documents.

According to the Department, they have been deported on two aircraft coming from China this evening. As per the information received, 42 of them were sent one plane and the remaining 80 on another.