Three arrested for fraud, trafficking

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Owners of two educational consultancies are being investigated after seven of their Europe-bound clients were stranded in Russia

Oct 20, 2016-The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested a conman who was on the run after swindling two Baglung men of Rs 800,000 each by promising them jobs in Spain. 

Bharat Thakuri was captured on Monday based on a complaint lodged by his 

victims Dipendra Malla and Ujit Malla. 

The metropolitan police spokesperson and Superintendent of Police Shakul Thapa, said Thakuri had assumed a fake identity of Bikram Singh to avoid arrest. 

   Similarly, the metropolitan police has arrested the owners of two Capital-based educational consultancies on human trafficking charges. SP Thapa said Samjhana KC of Reckon Educational Consultancy and Anand KC of Highlink Educational Consultancy were being investigated after seven of their clients found themselves stranded in Russia on their way to Europe for employment. 

The two consultancies had charged the seven people a fee of up to Rs 1.5 million each.

Published: 20-10-2016 09:10

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