Indian Couples banned from mountaineering for 10 years

A high-level committee recommended ban on the Indian police couple, who duped the Nepali authorities to obtain certificates of Mt Everest summit, from visiting Nepal for mountaineering activities for at least 10 years.

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The three-member investigation panel, led by Under Secretary Tika Ram Pandey at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, concluded that the photographs that Dinesh Chandrakant Rathod and his wife Tarkeshwari Chandrakant Bhelerao of Maharastra, India submitted to the Department of Tourism as evidence of their Everest summit in the last spring season were but doctored.It told the DoT to cancel the Everest summit certificates awarded to them and prevent them from Nepal from mountaineering activities for at least 10 years.The photos submitted by the Rathod couple were found faked after Satyarup Siddhanta, an Indian climber from Bangalore, accused the couple of doctoring his photographs atop the Mt Everest on May 21.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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