Kathmandu, January 22
Police today arrested three persons on the charge of swindling unemployed youth by promising them government jobs.
Those arrested are Satal Mahatara (30) from Purkot of Kalikot, Bikash Gurung (40) from Gumda of Gorkha and Netra Bahadur Shahi (26) from Shivakhana of Kalikot, currently staying in different places of the Kathmandu Valley. They had allegedly cheated 11 persons of Rs 3.44 rupees, promising them jobs in Nepal Police and National Investigation Department without competition.
According to the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, they faked a vacancy for 40 assistant sub-inspectors and investigator inspectors of NID with reference number 208 and letter number 153 of Nepal Police Headquarters to make the unemployed youth believe that the announcement was genuine.
They contacted 11 persons, including Bir Bahadur Gurung of Gorkha, and collected Rs 700,000 and Rs 500,000 each from them for the post of investigation inspectors and ASIs respectively. The trio also took the victims to the NID office at Singha Durbar from where they received the documents of the victims to take them into confidence.
Shahi posed as Nepal Police Spokesperson DIGP Kamal Singh Bam while Gurung would find unemployed youth and refer them to Mahatara for submitting documents ‘for the post of investigation inspectors and ASIs’.
“Upon the receipt of the documents and certificates of academic qualification, the fake job racket would make the victims deposit cash in an account of Global IME Bank,” said an MPCD official. The victims had lodged a complaint against them at the MPCD after they found that they had been cheated.
Police also raided their rented rooms in Thimi of Bhaktapur, Gongabu and Dhapasi and seized fake documents. They have been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu to initiate legal action under ‘Fraud’ Chapter of Muluki Ain. Many other people have also been suspected of being cheated by the racket, said the official.
A version of this article appears in print on January 23, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.