KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) on Monday arrested eight persons, including an India, for their involvement in Hundi business from different parts of the capital. The business, which involves transfer of money through illegal channels, is considered a criminal offence. During the crackdown, police seized Rs 17.2 million and IRs 100,000.
Pawan Kumar Agrawal, 49, of Rajasthan, India was arrested 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, and 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.
The crackdown was conducted jointly by the MPCD and the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB).