ITAHARI — Police have busted a fraud racket involved in intoxicating the people before robbing them off gold jewelry.
Santosh Shrestha, 49, and Raj Kumar Shrestha, 40, from Urlabari and Sanju Sharma, 20, of Babiya in Sunsari were arrested by the Area Police Office, Itahari for cheating more than a dozen people at different times in Itahari, Dharan and Damak, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Om Prasad Sharma, briefed at a press conference.
The DSP said the three have confessed to the crime and the police have confiscated the fake gold jewellery used by the racket in the stealing the real jewellery.
The arrestees will be tried under the theft and fraud offences Act. Half a dozen victims have already identified the three as the same persons who had swindled them.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.