Man arrested for swindling earthquake survivor with Canadian job offer

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday arrested a man on the charge of swindling an earthquake survivor, promising him a job in Canada.

The accused has been identified as 31-year-old Dev Jung Pandit, a permanent resident of Dhapasi, Tokha-8 in the Capital.

The Metropolitan Police Crime Division had nabbed him from Baneshwor today.

The MPCD said that the accused had cajoled one Machchhe Shrestha, into paying Rs 2.2 million in various installments.

After receiving the payment, Pandit took Shrestha to South Africa and left him in the foreign land alone, said police.

Shrestha was later brought back home by his family members. He then filed a complaint at the MPCD demanding action against Pandit.

Meanwhile, police on Sunday arrested a man for his alleged involvement in cheating people with foreign job offers, from Naya Bazaar in the Capital.

The accused has been identified as 33-year-old Yaman Tamang, a permanent resident of Sertuganga-1, Dhading, currently residing at Bauddha, KMC-6.

According to the MPCD, Tamang is accused of swindling Deu Bahadur Gurung (51) Rs 550,000 in various installments, offering a lucrative job in Afghanistan.

Police said Gurung, however, was left stranded in Dubai.

Tamang and Pandit have been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, for further investigation.