Man swindles job aspirants of fortune, gets arrested

KATHMANDU: An alleged conman, who swindled government service aspirants of fortune, has been arrested from Kathmandu.

Nepal Police's Metropolitan Police Crime Division said it arrested 34-year-old Jamba Bhote of Sankhuwasabha district. Bhote has been currently residing at the Tibetan Camp in Lalitpur.

The MPCD said the suspect had collected Rs 4,50,000 from Sarad Rai and Rs 2,00,000 from Prem Kumar Magar of Solukhumbu, assuring them of the position of Assistant Sub Inspector at the National Investigation Department, the government's intelligence agency.

Likewise, he swindled his own maternal uncle, Jumpa Lemduk Bhote, of Rs 8,00,000 with false assurance of getting a government job for the latter's brother-in-law.

After he failed to meet his promise when his uncle asked him to return the money, police said, the suspect handed him over a cheque, which he latter seized and tore apart before vanishing.

Bhote allegedly resorted to social media to harass his uncle. After he ran away and started sending messages on Facebook that would assassinate the latter's character, the alleged victims felt they were tricked and resorted to police.

Acting on their complaint, a police team deployed from the MPCD swung into action and nabbed Bhote from Bagbazaar of Kathmandu yesterday.

He has been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu for investigation, the MPCD said today.