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Trio held for swindling foreign job aspirants

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 10, 2018-

Three persons have been arrested on the charge of swindling foreign employment aspirants of more than Rs 4.5 million with false promises of sending them to Russia.

A police team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) nabbed them from various places of Kathmandu.

The suspects have been identified as RajuTamang, 39, of Okharpauwa-6, Nuwakot, GyanGovindaBaidhya, 72, of Saugal, Lalitpur-12 and JagatBahadurShrestha, 44, of Jugal Rural Municipality-6, Sindhupalchok.

Police also confiscated 74 Nepali passports, Rs 430,000 in cash and voucher and ATM cards of different banks from their possession.

According to a preliminary investigation, the trio had collected the money in advance saying that there is demand of employees at an organic agro farm in Gaze, Russia and monthly USD 1,000 will be paid for working 10 hours a day with the facility of free accommodation.

They had collected Rs 100,000 to 200,000 from each person along with passports.

They have defrauded 39 persons so far. Police arrested them after a fraud case was filed against them.

Among the arrestees, Tamang used to say that he had an agro farm in Russia, Baidhya used to collect money and Shrestha used to lure people and also used to work as an agent, police said.

Published: 10-10-2018 16:23

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