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Pemba Dorje Sherpa, who holds the record of the fastest ascent on everest ever, was arrested in Kathmandu 10 days ago, accused of being involved in a swindling scandal. Image of Pemba courtesy of Everest Summiteers Association - background image of Everest, ExplorersWeb files.

Everest record-man Pemba Dorje Sherpa in jail

Posted: Feb 16, 2006 03:45 pm EST

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(Mounteverest.net) Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 28, who holds the record of the fastest ascent on Everest ever, was arrested in Kathmandu 10 days ago, accused of being involved in a swindling scandal. Pemba Dorje has denied all charges and, moreover, has accused the police inspector of forcing him to sign a confession at gunpoint.From accuser to accusedI have been cheated. I have no involvement in this scandal. Inspector Suresh forced me to sign the paper by threatening me with a pistol on my temple, said Sherpa, according to...

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