Three arrested for gambling in pretext of World Cup

KATHMANDU: Three persons have been arrested on the charge of running a bet in the name of the ongoing football World Cup.

Prakat Maharjan (22) of Mheipi, Rejin Maharjan (22) of Ramghat and Sujen Shahi (25) of Chagal were arrested from Kathmandu Metropolitan City-15.

They were arrested along with the bet money for gambling worth Rs 699,000. Those arrested were made public today.

Spokesperson of Metropolitan Police Range in Kathmandu, Mohan Kumar Thapa, said they were arrested red handed as they were running the bet illegally. Further investigation has been initiated, Thapa said.