KATHMANDU, Feb. 11 -- The government has started an investigation against Traveller Assist, which promotes itself as a medical assistance and cost containment company, after concluding that the company was found spreading exaggerated information regarding rescue in Nepali trekking/mountaineering sector.

According to officials of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) and Inland Revenue Department (IRD) are assisting the ministry in the investigation.

A meeting of stakeholders held in the ministry few days ago decided to launch a probe against Traveller Assist, concluding that the company's activities was hurting country's tourism image.

According to a tourism entrepreneur, who attended the m...