Kathmandu, April 8

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police arrested a 60-year-old Canadian national on the charge of paedophilia and rescued two minors from his clutches yesterday.

A special team deployed from the CIB raided a private house in Mandan Deupur Municipality of Kavre and apprehended Peter John Dalglish of Ontario, Canada, while he was molesting under-age Nepali boys.

Deputy Inspector General Pushkar Karki, who is CIB director, said Dalglish lured children with money, better education and foreign visit. He even took their guardians into confidence, telling them that he did social and community work through his Kathmandu-based organisation, Himalayan Community Foundation.

Kavre District Court today remanded Dalglish to five-day judicial custody for further investigation.

According to a CIB report, Dalglish was appointed the chief technical adviser for the UN’s child labour programme in Nepal in 2002. Between 2006 and 2010, he served as the executive director of the South Asia Children’s Fund, which promotes quality education for profoundly disadvantaged children in the region. Dalglish served as a senior adviser and deputy chief of party for UN-Habitat in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2014 and its chief of party until the end of July 2015.

Since 2016, Dalglish has been a senior urban adviser to the World Health Organisation to coordinate global efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic.