KATHMANDU, March 22: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested eight people for allegedly stealing millions of rupees from bank accounts of various businessmen.
Making them public during a press conference on Tuesday, a day after they were arrested from various places of the capital, the MPCD officials said the arrestees had stolen a total of Rs 33 million so far from various bank accounts by forging ATM cards.
MPCD officials said that the eight people had been stealing money from various bank accounts since a long time.
The arrestees include Suresh KC, 34, a native of Bhimeshwar Municipality-5 of Dolakha, Abhisek Pandey, 31, of Lucknow, India and Kewal Pratap JBR, 31, of Lalitpur-13.
“Our investigation shows that Suresh was in contact with all other suspects as he would supply them the ATM cards. He was also providing them every logistical and technical support. Two suspects from India were helping him with advanced technologies so as to expand their activities,” Superintendent of Police Prakash Jung Karki told Republica.
Other suspects include Anuj Nakarmi, 30, Abhisek Nakarmi, 27, Roman Maharjan, 23, of Chhetrapati KMC-17; Bijaya Lama (Dong), 32, of Machhe-8, Kavre; Nadim Khan, 29, of Ashram, New Delhi, India.
Karki said that they had swindled millions from Nepal and India through a point-of-sale terminal which is a computerized replacement for a cash register which can process credit and debit cards. A customer needs to enter a card PIN to complete the transaction using the PoS terminal, police said.
The group had withdrawn Rs 200 million from Tika Resort in Pokhara, Rs 300,000 from four clothes stores in New Delhi two years ago and Rs 3 million from The Souvenir in Chettrapati a year ago.