3 Nepali Nationals Arrested in ATM Theft Case

Sep 03, 2019 10:33 AM Merolagani

Three Nepali nationals have been arrested by police in ATM theft case. The Nepali nationals who are also money exchange proprietors helped the Chinese to exchange the stolen currency from ATM machines of various banks in Kathmandu.

Cash worth Rs 2.99 million stolen by the Chinese nationals on Saturday had been exchanged into dollars on the same day.

The proprietor of Deso Money Exchange in Thamel Dev Nath Lamichhane, proprietor of Nepalaya money exchange Roshan Pradhan and manager Rewati Duwadi were arrested today, according to DSP at the Metropolitan Police Range Hobindra Bogati. The three will face action as per the Banking Offense regulations.

Of the eight Chinese nationals involved in illegally drawing out cash from ATM counters of Prabhu, NIC Asia, Janata, Investment, Kumari and Global IME Banks, five were arrested on Saturday. One more was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport while two are still at large. They had drawn out cash worth Rs 12.6 million from the aforementioned banks.

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