Man involved in trafficking Nepali women to Gulf held

KATHMANDU: A man, who was allegedly involved in trafficking Nepali women to the Gulf countries, has been arrested from Kathmandu recently.

As many as Gulf-bound 27 women were detained from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in July 2015 and brought back to Nepal.

Police identified the suspect as Bishnu Tamang (27) of Sindhupalchok. Nepal Police's Central Investigation Bureau arrested him from Attarkhel of Gokarneshwor Municipality-8, on the northern outskirts of Kathmandu, where he was currently residing, on Friday.

Earlier, police had arrested Sujil Rai aka Sushil, Raj Babu Shrestha, Sanu Lama aka BK and Dan Bahadur Chhetri aka Dhan Bahadur.

Tamang reportedly was stationed in New Delhi to prepare travel documents for the women who were being illegally taken to the Gulf countries.

Police further said Tamang is also being investigated into trafficking of a woman to Kurdistan of Iraq via New Delhi, Dubai and Kuwait. She was rescued from Naagdhunga of Kathmandu on February 22, 2016.

Tamang was presented before the Kathmandu District Court and remanded in custody for investigation.

He will be booked under the Human Trafficking and Transportation Control Act, 2064.