Kathmandu, Sep 12 (PTI) A 28-year-old Indian has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly defrauding two Nepalese on the pretext of providing them lucrative jobs in Russia, police said today.

Suraj Lal Joshi, a resident of Dehradun, charged over 30 lakh rupees from Basanta Basnet and Kamal Oli.

Joshi asked Basnet and Oli to come to New Delhi from where he promised they would be sent to Moscow.

When the duo reached New Delhi on June 3 last year, they were received by Joshi’s agent. Joshi planned to take Basnet and Oli to Russia illegally through Hungary but the agent left them stranded at the Hungary border where they lived illegally for six months before returning to Nepal.

Upon their arrival in Nepal, the duo filed a complaint against Joshi with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Joshi has been taken into custody here yesterday and further investigation into the matter is going on, the police said in a statement.

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