Three arrested for defrauding youths with false promises of foreign employment

Published On: May 22, 2024 02:34 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 22: Three individuals have been apprehended for allegedly defrauding people with false promises of overseas employment opportunities. 

The Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office made the arrests. The suspects include Bishal Hamal, 36, from Kailali Bhajani Rural Municipality-1, currently residing in Mahalaxmi Municipality-1, Lalitpur; Prashant Pandit, 31, from Chabahil, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-7; and Shailesh Kumar Jha, 45, from Koiladi Rural Municipality-3, Saptari, residing in Tinkune, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-32. 

Police investigations have uncovered that Hamal allegedly swindled two victims out of Rs 1.67 million by promising them jobs in America. Pandit took Rs 800,000 from a victim with the lure of employment in Australia, and Jha deceived another victim out of Rs 540,000 with a false job offer in the UK. The accused have been transferred to the Department of Foreign Employment in Tahachal, Kathmandu, for further investigation and legal proceedings.


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