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Notorious fraudster nabbed for cheating many persons



By Nayak Paudel

Morang, May 23: The Metropolitan Crime Division has arrested a notorious individual who had been faking himself as a Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Armed Police Force and defrauding multiple individuals.
According to the division, they arrested 45-year-old Raj Kumar Chapagain, a resident of Ward 3 of Tarkeshwor Municipality, Kathmandu.
Chapagain was arrested from Pepsicola, Kathmandu, while he was receiving Rs. 120,000 from one of the victims.
“We received a complaint regarding Chapagain following which we planned to arrest him red-handed. We were helped by the victims to arrest him,” said Superintendent of Police Ishwar Karki and information officer at the division.
Chapagain had already cheated Rs. 185,000 from the victim by putting forth different reasons. The victim was assured by Chapagain to provide a job of Kharidar (non-gazetted second class officer) at the health ministry.
As per the division, Chapagain even prepared a fake identity card to make his victim believe that he was able to provide her a job; he then demanded more money.
Chapagain also used to cheat people by assuring them to provide job of receptionist and assistant accountant among others at the Ministry of Health and Population.
However, Chapagain’s fraud is not only limited to the ministry of health.
“Chapagain is an old and experienced player in defrauding individuals. He was found playing a role of different characters whom his victims require,” said Kari
Prior to this, Chapagain had spent four years in prison after defrauding Rs 200,000 each from Nilima Maharjan and Aakriti Dangol on July 9, 2015.
According to the division, Chapagain turned out to be a personal assistant of high-level official if he needed to cheat people who wanted their kin to be released from prison; cheated people saying he could provide driving license and even faked that he could provide admission at the Army school.
Muna Pandey, a resident of Khotang, was cheated Rs 200,000 from Chapagain, who had assured to provide job for her.
“Chapagain has been arrested but there are other frauds in the community. We request public to not fall for what unknown individuals say. Public should complain at the nearest police station if they come across such individuals,” said Karki.
During the arrest of Chapagain, police also confiscated his fake identity card of the Deputy Superintendent Police at the Armed Police Force which mentioned Chapagain’s name as Ram Bahadur Thapa.
Along with the fake identity card, police also confiscated two fake identity card of non-gazetted second class; a black scooter [Baa 90 Pa 9555]; a phone; three SIM cards and 10 passport size photos of different individuals.
“Chapagain has been handed to Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu for further legal procedures. We are also looking for further complaints against Chapagain whether other individuals were cheated by him,” said Karki. 


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