Two people claiming to be employees of tax office arrested

Published On: July 19, 2022 03:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHADING, July 19: Police have arrested two people, who allegedly collected money from businessmen in Ganga Jamuna Rural Municipality in the northern part of Dhading claiming themselves to be employees of the Inland Revenue Office.

Two people, who claimed to have come to the village to collect tax, were arrested on Monday while they were collecting money from local businesspersons. The arrested have been identified as Dev Adhikari and Maina Sapkota, according to the District Police Office, Dhading. 

Prem Shrestha, Head of IRD Office, Galchi, said action should be taken against such fraudsters since the office does not collect cash in the market. “We collect tax only through the bank according to the details of the transaction,” he said. 

The arrested accused have told police that they took the money for the purpose of collecting the tax from small traders as shopkeepers live far away from the IRD office to pay tax. 


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