Man swindles Rs 39.5m out of 32 foreign job aspirants; lands in police net

KATHMANDU: A man who allegedly swindled people on the pretext of providing employment in foreign countries was arrested on Thursday.

The arrested has been identified as Kamal Prasad Pokhrel, 52, of Ratuwamai Municipality-6 in Morang, who had currently been residing in Chuchepati, Kathmandu.

It has been reported that Pokhrel had swindled an estimated amount of Rs 39.5 million out of 32 foreign job aspirants promising to providing them with jobs in Turkey and Greece.

A team of security personnel deployed from the Metropolitan Crime Division, Teku arrested Pokhrel after a complaint was lodged by Gopi Ram Parajuli stating that Pokhrel had disappeared after receiving money from him.

Meanwhile, police with the help of Buddhanagar-based Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) have carried out investigation into the case.