Kathmandu: An Indian woman and a Nepalese man have been arrested here for alleged involvement in cheating people in the name of providing jobs.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle arrested Sarmil Smrik, 25, resident of Mumbai and Pushparaj Dahal, 30, resident of Dulari village in Morang district of eastern Nepal for cheating people by using a Nepal SBI Bank account.
The two allegedly circulated pamphlets ensuring jobs in banks and cooperatives with attractive salaries and asked the job aspirants to deposit a certain amount of money in the Nepal SBI Bank account in Kathmandu, according to the police.
The arrest was made on the basis of a complaint registered by Sujit Kumar Jha of Rajbiraj in southern Nepal, who had deposited Rs.9,000 in the account of the Indian woman in the Nepal SBI Bank.
A contact number was given in the pamphlet distributed by them and when contacted an Indian woman spoke, asking the person to deposit the money in the bank account before arranging a meeting in connection with the job.
Five other people had already deposited their money in the bank but they never met the woman for the said job.
Police started their investigation into the matter on the basis of the information provided by the victims and arrested the Nepali man and the Indian woman.
According to the police, daily hundreds of people contacted the accused for enquiring about jobs.
The police have seized 5 sim cards, Indian and Nepali, pamphlets containing job information, a cheque book of Nepal SBI Bank and ATM cards of different banks from the accused.
The police is carrying out further investigation into the matter.