3 held for swindling 11 with police job offer

KATHMANDU: Police on Friday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in swindling 11 people, with false assurances of jobs in Nepal Police.

Police identified the arrestees as Satal Mahatara (34) of Thimi, Bikas Gurung (40) of Naya Bus Park and Netra Bahadur Shahi (26) of Dhapasi.

Mahatara is a permanent resident of Purkot-5 in Kalikot, Gurung of Gumda VDC-5 in Gorakha and Shahi of Sipkhana-2 in Kalikot.

One of the suspects, Shahi, had posed himself as DIG Kamal Singh Bam and assured the victims to give them jobs in Police Headquarters, Naxal.

The swindling trio collected altogether Rs 34.4 million from the victims, police said.

They had published a notice in the name of Ministry of Home Affairs demanding 40 people for the job and collected documents and cash from the victims outside the gate of the National Investigation Department in Singha Darbar.

In the scam, Gurung contacted the people seeking jobs while Mahatara sorted the documents and collected the amount in a bank account associated with the name of Ganga Prasad Neupane at Global IME Bank.

Shahi had led the the scam as an in-charge.

A special police team had deployed from the Police Headquarters arrested the three of them from Mahara’s residence.

Police also confiscated a notice published by them and a list of 46 police personnel from them.

Police said they have been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, and would be booked for fraud case.

With a possibility of involvement of other people as well, police said they would conduct further investigations.