KATHMANDU, MARCH 24
Anti Human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police, on Monday, arrested a person who had been charged with human trafficking and on the run for 28 years.
Police made the information public today.
The arrested has been identified as Ram Sharan Pandit Chhetri (68) of Jitpur in Changunarayan Municipality-8 of Bhaktapur.
According to police, Chhetri had been hiding in Saudi Arabia for 12 years, on and off, and in various locations of Nepal.
He has been accused of luring two women with financial difficulties, taking them to India, and selling them for prostitution in Mumbai.
Chhetri tempted the women to go to India by showing them the possibility of big gains. He said they could smuggle diamonds from Maharashtra to Nepal, for which they would be compensated. The women were taken to meet various persons and were told that they will be paid Rs 6,000 each in cash for doing the job, and that all expenses incurred on the road will be paid for.
Subsequently, the women were taken from Kalanki, Kathmandu to Mumbai via Raksaul border point in Birgunj, informed police.
The women were later rescued with the help of Mumbai Police. After returning home, they filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the District Police Office, Kathmandu, on August 28, 1992. Accused Chhetri had been absconding since.
Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is ongoing, informed the Bureau.