Alleged foreign employment fraud nabbed

KATHMANDU: Police recently arrested a youth for his alleged involvement in swindling a foreign employment aspirant of Rs. 580,000.

Binod Adhikari (28) of Kauli VDC-1 in Nuwakot district was arrested by a team of special police deployed from Teku-based Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) on Tuesday from Balaju area in the Capital.

Operators of Euro Foundation Consultancy - Ramji Adhikari, Binod Adhikari and Angkhewa Limbu - had defrauded Bishnu Malla of Myagdi district of the money with an assurance to send him to Australia for a lucrative job.

Binod, who was operating the office from Kathmandu, had collected the money from Malla, but failed to keep his words, said police.

Instead, Binod remained out of contact after collecting money from the victim.

Malla later realised that he was being cheated by the consultancy and reported to the MPCD seeking help.

The police investigation also revealed that two other operators - Ramji Adhikari of Nuwakot and Angkhewa Limbu of Tehrathum - were operating their racket from Dubai and Malaysia respectively.

It was also found that the consultancy would charge each candidate Rs 800,000 for sending them to Australia.

Meanwhile, police suspected that the trio had collected Rs 1.35 million from other six persons.

Police further suspected that the consultancy was engaged in human trafficking to Australia assuring them jobs as cargo workers since 2012.

Meanwhile the arrestee has been sent to the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range for further investigation. He would be charged with a fraud case.

Police said a process to repatriate two other suspects from their current locations has been launched.