Nepal bans Indian couple for faking Everest summit

KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal has imposed a 10-year ban on the Indian police couple for morphing the photographs to obtain their Everest summit certificates, from visiting Nepal for mountaineering expedition.

As per the minister-level decision, Dinesh Chandrakant Rathod and his wife Tarkeshwari Chandrakant Bhelerao, who face a decade-long ban, also got their certificates rescinded. After a month-long investigation, the Nepali investigators concluded that the photographs submitted to the Department of Tourism by the Maharashtra police couple as evidence of their Everest summit in the last spring season were doctored.

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