Fraudster who swindled unemployed youths of millions of rupees nabbed

Kathmandu, August 16

Police have nabbed a person, who had been absconding for the past seven years after being convicted of fraud.

According to Central Police News Section, Somnath Niraula, 37, of Durgapur-9, Jhapa, was arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday. The Department of Foreign Employment had sentenced him to four years in prison, along with a fine of Rs 400,000.

A diffusion was issued by Interpol General Secretariat for his arrest at the request of National Central Bureau, Nepal, on June 14, 2012 as per a letter of the DoFE.

A diffusion is an international alert that notifies law enforcement authorities of an Interpol member country that another country issuing the notice is seeking the arrest of the person specified in the notice.

Niraula and his associates had collected over Rs 80 million from several unemployed youths with the promise of getting them work visa to Afghanistan in 2011. He was also blacklisted by the DoFE.

“Acting on information that Niraula was coming home from China on a flight yesterday, TIA police arrested and handed him over to the DoFE for further action,” police said.

Convict arrested

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested a woman convicted of attempted murder. Superintendent of Police Sanuram Bhattarai said Sushila Tamang, 38, of Nuwakot and currently residing in Balaju, Kathmandu, was held from her rented room.

On April 7, 2010, Kathmandu District Court had sentenced her to four 4.11 years in jail for attacking Rudranath Adhikari with a khukuri, iron rod and spear in 2009 in collusion with five others, leaving the victim injured.

Meanwhile, Tamang has been sent to Jagannath Dewal Women’s Prison for implementation of the court verdict.