KATHMANDU: Nepal Police’s Metropolitan Crime Division said an alleged conman, who defrauded at least two persons of money with false assurances of helping them land in the government’s intelligence service, has been arrested from Jhapa and brought to Kathmandu.

The 27-year-old suspect, Prem Puri, had collected Rs 2,00,000 to Rs 7,00,000 each from his targets, including Dipendra Karki of Kanchanpur, as kickback.

He had allegedly assured them of Sub-Inspector positions at the National Investigation Department in exchange of the money.

After they did not get the promised spy job, the two victims and their kin resorted to the Metropolitan Crime Division.

Police arrested Puri from Kakadbhitta of Jhapa district in eastern Nepal two day ago and brought to the Capital. Puri hails from Belbari-4 of Morang and was residing in Kirtipur of Kathmandu.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Puri posed himself as a VDC Secretary in Saptari in order to win confidence of his gullible targets. He had asked them to send him money via IME.

He possessed a fake appointment letter issued in the letter head of Saptari District Development Committee.

The suspect has been sent to the Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, today, for further investigation and action, the MCD said.