KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku on Monday arrested an Indian national in the charge of duping a Nepali citizen on the pretext of exchanging banned Indian notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.
The arrested has been identified as Hare Krishna Sah, 41, of Sitalkochi of West Bengal, India and currently residing in Kalanki-14 of Kathmandu.
Based on complaints registered by Abdul Rahim, originally from Jhunkhunawa VDC-7 of Rautahat district and currently living in Kathmandu as a businessman, the police arrested the man for further interrogation.
According to the police, Indian national Sah had lured Rahim with the false promise to provide NRs 5 million in Nepal and had asked him to provide IRs 2 million to a businessman in India. He also asked Rahim to deposit NRs 1.6 million to different bank accounts of Global Bank in Nepal.
As per the plan, Rahim, who was supposed to receive his payment of IRs 2 million from an Indian businessperson, made the deposit to the man's account. But, after depositing all the cash in the banks pointed out by Sah, Rahim was ignored by Sah. Despite of his repeated appeal, Sah refused to recognize Rahim and pay him back the amount, according to the police.
The Division has sent Sah to Metropolitan Police Range Office, Kathmandu for further interrogation.