Kathmandu, February 4
International Crime Police Organisation has issued a diffusion notice against Manoj Shrestha, share holder and former chair of Durbar Marg-based Club Deja Vu on banking fraud charges.
Nepal-based National Central Bureau of INTERPOL had issued the diffusion notice on January 28.
A diffusion is an international alert that notifies law enforcement authorities of an INTERPOL member country that the country issuing the notice is seeking the arrest of the person specified in the notice.
Shrestha, on December 2017, had swindled money from hundreds of people by promising to organise a party summoning American DJ Marshmello in his club, which never took place. He was the chairperson of the club then.
Metropolitan Police Crime Division had been searching for Shrestha since last year after his work-partner Biswo Ram Shrestha filed a case against him on bank fraud charges. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Hobindra Bogati of MPCD, Biswo Ram had charged Shrestha and three others of swindling Rs 20 million from him. Later, on December 28 last year, Biswo Ram had filed another case against Shrestha alone stating that he was hiding somewhere in Hong Kong.
DSP Bogati of MPCD expressed confidence that since the diffusion notice was in circulation the perpetrators would be in the clutches of the police soon.
A version of this article appears in print on February 05, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.