Betting kingpin Nagraj sent to judicial custody

KATHMANDU: District Court, Kathmandu has ordered Nathmal Agrawal (48) alias Nagraj, who was held for running betting scams and swindling millions out of people, to judicial custody today.

Agrawal was arrested from Panipokhari, Kathmandu on June 24 by police upon receiving complaints of him making off with Rs 20.4 million after tricking Rakesh Singh of Sifal, Kathmandu and others.

The accused had collected the amount from investors selling them false hopes of tripling the money in three months through Indian Premier League (IPL) betting or paying it back in lump sum, police informed.