CIB initiates action against Prithvi Bahadur Shah and his accomplices

Published On: March 2, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has decided to file a case against Prithvi Bahadur Shah and his aides in connection with the organized crimes, including cooperatives frauds and forgery.

Organizing a press conference on Wednesday, the CIB informed that investigation on the crimes relating to Shah and his aides was completed.

People belonging to Shah's group had established more than 24 companies and defrauded people in the pretext of anti-virus update and clearance of Amazon bills. They were defrauding people via email, the police said, informing them about the investigation.

The gang closely monitored the phone and sought remote access to their phones. It further enabled them to send people fake bank statements on their digital devices, showing deposits and later withdrawing the real savings from people. The gang had targeted cancer patients and senior citizens.

Prithvi Bahadur Shah had collected Rs 388.6 million from such crimes and invested in purchase of land, house, shares, and gold while the foreigners were asked to deposit money in Shah's various accounts via SWIFT code, according to Superintendent of Police, Sanjay Singh Thapa.

Seven persons including Prithvi Bahadur and Bijay Bikram Shah have been arrested by the police. Thirteen others have been absconding.

A total of 24 complaints were filed against them while the number of victims they made reached 56 in the course of the investigation.



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