Nepal bans Indian police pair for fake Everest climb
Aug.30, Kathmandu: Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, according to officials.
A government investigation concluded on Monday that photographs purporting to show the pair at the top of the world's highest mountain were faked.
Officials say the ban is intended to deter other climbers from making spurious and dishonest claims. The pair's claims to have reached the peak in May were queried by climbers, media reports said.
They argued that photos showing Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod at the summit were obviously doctored.
The Oslo Times International News Network