Two held on charge of swindling bank

LALITPUR, June 30

Police today arrested two persons, including a woman, for allegedly committing a banking offence to cause heavy loss to Himalayan Bank Ltd’s Patan branch office.

According to Metropolitan Police Range, Jawalakhel, Sushil Sthapit and Sushma Thakuri had inflicted a loss of eight million rupees by misleading the bank. Sthapit, director of Pulchowk-based Sthapit and Slau Pvt Ltd, had received a loan of eight million rupees on behalf of his company by keeping two pieces of land registered in the name of Saraswoti Limbu and Thakuri on February 1, 2012.

Sthapit did not report to the bank to repay the loan despite repeated public notice issued in his name. “Finally, the bank proceeded to the auction of the land, but no one submitted bid for the auction. It prompted police to launch an investigation which found that the land was in Nakkhu’s territory,” the MPR said.

Sthapit and Thakuri were held after Samir Acharya, the bank manager, filed a banking offence case against the duo. They have been charged under the Banking Offence and Punishment Act, 2008.