KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) on Monday arrested eight persons for dealing with the illegal Hundi business (money transfer via illegal channels) from different parts of the Capital City.
Police also seized Rs 17.2 million and IRs 100,000 from their possessions during the raid.
Police arrested Pawan Kumar Agrawal, 49, of Rajasthan, India with Rs 6.5 million, Mohanman Shrestha, 45, of Siraha with Rs one million and IRs 100,000, Kumar Rai, 19, of Nuwakot with Rs 1.8 million, Nirdosh Prasai, 23, of Jhapa, with Rs 1.97 million, Rajan Poudel, 26, of Sindhupalchowk with Rs 3.2 million.
Likewise, police also arrested Tal Bahadur Tamang, 42, of Ramechhap with Rs 1.15 million, Amit Pokharel, 31, of Jhapa with Rs 1.2 million and Rohit Dulal, 40, of Jhapa with Rs 516,000.
Following complaints from various walks of life, the division and the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) had come up with special operation to crack down on the illegal business.
During investigation, the police have established the Hundi business to various crimes as it was hard for anyone to track the money transfer.