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Three held from Kathmandu for World Cup betting

Three suspects of FIFS World Cup betting arrested form Kathmandu, on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Kathmandu, July 3

Police in Kathmandu say they have arrested three youth for their alleged involvement in betting about various matches of the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Prakat Maharjan (22) from Mhaipi, Rejin Maharjan (22) from Ramghat and Sujen Shahi (25) from Chagal were arrested from Chagal, Swayambhu area of Kathmandu at around 6:30 pm on Monday.

Police also confiscated Rs 699,000 from them.

The Metropolitan Police Range in Kathmandu says the suspects are in police custody and further investigation is underway.

Betting is considered a form of gambling, and hence is illegal in Nepal.


Published on July 3rd, Tuesday, 2018 1:59 PM


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