Abroad study fraud lands in police net

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Friday nabbed a person on charge of swindling abroad study aspirants of thousands of rupees by providing them fake Canadian visas.

Denjin Lama (34), a permanent resident of Sipali Chilaune-1 of Kavrepalanchok district, currently residing in Basundhara, KMC-4, was arrested for swindling three youth of Rs 50,000 each.

The MPCD on Monday said Lama's Prabal Education Consultancy was also involved in tricking at least 14 other youth into paying him thousands of rupees for providing Canadian visit visas, which were later proved to be fake.

The fraudulent activities were under the scrutiny of the MPCD for a long after some complaints were filed against the Consultancy while three victims – Raju Shrestha, Devendra Sunar and Ramesh Kumar KC – also informed them about the activities to actualise the arrest recently, police said.

Investigations revealed that the Consultancy was not registered at the Ministry of Education as required by concerned laws.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, for further investigation and action.