The police arrested six employees of Jyoti Bikas Bank on fraud charges after they were found to have duped people misusing their share money of the Chilime Hydropower Project. The Metropolitan Police Range, Hanuman Dhoka has taken Sumitra Lamsal, 27, of Siraha, Anita Maharjan, 32, of Lalitpur, Nochan Nidhi Dahal, 25, of Mahottari, Binita Upreti, 35, of Rautahat, Babita Khatiwada of Biratnagar and Dawa Tshering Lama, 27, of Kavre into custody. Dinesh Tamang of Rasuwa was also held.
Police said they collected the citizenship certificates of people from Rasuwa and opened fake accounts with Jyoti Bikas Bank, Kamaladi in their names and showed that they had conducted share transactions.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Dinesh Acharya of the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanuman Dhoka said the people had been taken under custody on banking fraud charges and that further investigations were underway.