Man held for fraud, forgery of govt paper

KATHMANDU: Police said they recently arrested a man for allegedly defrauding another person of Rs 7.785 million by giving him a registration certificate of a land that did not exist.

The Metropolitan Police Crime Division said Tirtha Man Tamang (42), a permanent resident of Jaisimandan-2 of Kavrepalanchok district, currently residing in Kapan of Kathmandu, was arrested.

Earlier, he had received Rs 7.785 million from Manoj Kumar Shrestha from Lubhu of Lalitpur district, according to police.

Tamang had obtained the money by offering Shrestha investment opportunities in a sand mine and a travel company, according to police.

Tamang could not return the money to Shrestha, nor could show the records of investment. Then, in return, he handed over a registration certificate (lalpurja) of a land which he said was in Rampur Tokani-1 of Bara district to Shrestha.

A gullible Shrestha visited the concerned government offices in Bara district with a mission to acquire the land. But, he just found that the last had never existed and the lalpurja he was given was fake.

Then, the victim had sought help of police to nab and punish Tamang.

The suspect has been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, for further investigation and action.