Hundi operators

Parsa District Police Office (DPO) making illegal hundi operators public at the DPO in Birgunj, on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Photo: Ram Sarraf

BIRGUNJ: Police have arrested five persons on the charge of illegally operating a hundi business and seized Rs 8.1 million cash and various bank cheques with the face value of Rs 13.2 million from Birgunj of Parsa district on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, a special police team deployed from the Parsa District Police Office's Crime Division had raided a house of Santosh Kumar Jain in Birgunj Sub-Metropolitan City-7 and seized the large amount of cash and bank cheques.

Police had raided an office operated in the house for three hours, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Police arrested house owner Jain, his wife Usha Goyanka, their son Ankur and two staff Sunil Kumar Patel and Jeevan Thakur.

According to the DPO spokesperson, DSP Chakra Raj Joshi, the suspects have been detained at the DPO custody for further investigation.