Six arrested for alleged involvement in banking fraud

  • November 28, 2019

Police have taken six people into custody for their alleged involvement in withdrawing a sum of around Rs 1.9 million using forged signatures of an account holder from Kathmandu.

Police were able to nab three suspects after they were reported to have withdrawn cash from the New Road-based Janata Bank on Monday using forged signatures. The trio led to the arrest of the remaining three suspects, police said on Wednesday.

The arrestees have been identified as Subhash Shrestha, 19, Kumar Tamang,19, Manish Ghimire, 18, and Anjan Baral, 21, of Kavre, Suman Paudel, 25, of Baglung, and Govinda Ghimire, 30, of Sindhupalchok.

It has been learnt that the arrestees had withdrawn the amount from the account of Gopalman Rajbahak, who has an account at the bank. The incident came to light as Rajbahak on Sunday filed a complaint at the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range after he received a series of notifications of cash withdrawal from his account on his mobile phone.

Acting upon the complaint, police launched a probe into the incident, thus capturing the accused.

Patan High Court have remanded the accused in police custody for seven days on the charge of banking fraud. Further investigation into the case is underway, police informed.