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Man arrested for series of frauds netting Rs 30m

2022 Feb 09, 12:03, Kapilvastu

Ishwori Prasad Pokharel, 50, of Thorwang-6, Pyuthan, currently living in Thimwang-6 has been arrested on Monday night on charges of being involved in a series of fraudulent activities.

He was arrested while in his car (01-026 Cha 4001) from Bagmati Pradesh at a checkpoint at Shivaraj Municipality-5 by the local police.

He had bought 50 thousand rupees worth of groceries and cosmetics at KGN Mart shop in Kapilvastu Municipality-1, Maltol on July 2021 by lying that he is the proprietor of Gaumukhi Feed Industries and Tradelink in Kapilvastu-4. He had given a cheque worth the same amount but when it was taken to the bank, KGM Mart were told he doesn't have the required amount in his account. A case of fraud was registered after the incident at the Taulihawa branch of Machhapuchhre Bank.

He was also investigated on various dates under the Public Act, fraud and banking offenses. Also, during the investigation, it has come to light that he has swindled more than Rs 10 million under pretext of constructing a Science College in Dang, Rapti.

He also bought rods worth Rs 4.7 million from Birgunj-based Jagdamba Sales Trading Pvt. Ltd., and hardware items worth Rs 2.3 million.

He also took goods worth Rs 2.8 million from Chitwan's Rijal food and beverages, goods worth Rs 2.5 million from Samridda steel company, Naalparasi, Rs 2 million from Pyuthan cement factory, Rs 3 million from Golchha Organization and various machinery goods worth Rs 1.27 million from Kathmandu. He had signed cheques without having any balance in his account in all these instances. It has also come to light that the firms he claimed to be the proprietor of are not even physically established.

According to the District Police Office, Kapilvastu, further investigation is underway.


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