KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested two education consultancy operators for allegedly swindling students aspiring to go abroad.

Mohan Dhakal (46), operator of the Putalisadak-based Authentic Education Institute, was arrested by a team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) yesterday.

Dhakal is accused of defrauding a 39-year-old Bharat Bhattarai of Rs 177,150, assuring him to send to Denmark with a Green Card.

Police said Dhakal had also published advertisements on various newspapers with fake promises.

In another similar case, the MPCD nabbed Pitambar Panta (36), operator of Putalisadak-based Gantabya Education Foundation Pvt Ltd on Wednesday.

Panta swindled Sima Thapa (21) from Gaunshahar-8 in Lamjung district of Rs 197,000 and Aasharam Yadav (21) from Pipra-1 in Siraha district of Rs 394,000, according to police.

Panta had assured both youth that he would help them secure a seat each for study of pharmacy at the Hillside College of Pharmacy and Research Centre in Bangalore of India.

Both of the suspects have been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, for further investigation and action.