Maharashtra police couple suspended for perpetrating Everest climb hoax

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Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, the Maharashtra police couple who were recently slapped a 10-year ban by the Nepal government for falsifying claims of their ascent on Mount Everest, have now been suspended from the Pune Police for failing to testify before a departmental probe panel.

On June 5, 2016, the Rathods (both aged 30), had jubilantly announced their achievement at a press conference where they touted that they were the first Indian couple and the first security personnel couple to conquer the Everest on May 23, 2016, thereby setting a record of sorts.

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