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KATHMANDU: It has been confirmed that in 2016, two Indian nationals obtained a certificate of ascent before reaching the summit of Mount Everest.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) during the spring season of 2016, Indian nationals Narendra Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Gwoshwami obtained a mountaineering certificate without successfully climbing Mt. Everest.
The investigation has confirmed that he had obtained the certificate by giving false details. The Nepali government has also decided to ban these two Indian nationals from mountaineering for six years. MoCTCA meeting held today has decided to ban Yadav and Goswami from mountaineering with effect from May 20, 2016.
Meanwhile, Indian citizen Nava Kumar Fukon, the leader of the expedition team has also been banned from mountaineering for six years in Nepal with effect from 20 May 2016.
The government has also imposed a fine on the Seven Summit Trek Company of Rs 50,000. Meanwhile, the ministry has decided to impose a fine of Rs 10,000 on Nga Dawa Sherpa, a climbing supporter of the expedition team.
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