Kathmandu, May 25
The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has brought home Parshuram Tamang, 38, of Bhojpur district, from Thailand to initiate legal action against him.
Tamang, an alleged kingpin of human trafficking racket based in Bangkok, was arrested by Thai police on March 27. The Interpol had issued a diffusion notice against Tamang at the request of Nepal Police. According to CIB, Thai police deported him to Nepal yesterday.
More than 250 victims had filed FIRs against Tamang at CIB in connection with human trafficking or fraud cases.
Tamang used to identify easy targets in Nepal and send them job offer from Bangkok by identifying himself as the sole agent authorised to send Nepali youths to Canada and European countries for foreign employment from Bangkok.
According to CIB, he would collect amounts ranging from Rs 500,000 to Rs two million from each victim through wire.
“When the victims reached Bangkok for processing foreign employment to Canada and European countries, Tamang held them hostage for weeks and forced them into asking money from their families back home before leaving them in the lurch,” said SP Sudip Giri.
A version of this article appears in print on May 26, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.