35 people, including a Chinese citizen, were arrested in Nepal for operating a fake call center


As many as 35 people, including a Chinese national, were arrested on Monday from a call center in Tinkune, Kathmandu on suspicion of illegal activities and transactions. Nepal Police arrested them during a raid at the Sky World call center and seized the laptop, computer and other documents from the decision centre. The District police station Kathmandu spokesperson Dineshraj Mainali said, “The arrests were made on the suspicion of illegal activities and transactions. it’s estimated by the police that there is Chinese investment in the call centre. 2,000 youths are working in this call centre which has been operating for two years.”


During the investigation, it had been revealed that an organisation named Vaidya Organization is operating a call centre on leased premises. The centre provides loans to Indian citizens at high-interest rates using Chinese applications.

The police revealed that the house during which the call centre was being operated belonged to Suraj Vaidya, former president of the Federation of Commerce and Industry.

It added that the Chinese investors now target Indians to run their companies after several Chinese people were arrested from call centres here.

The call centre provides loans to Indian citizens and the staff working there have been working on loan recovery.

According to the employees working in the call centre, only those that are proficient in the Hindi language are employed there.

They send mass messages about loans to mobile phones employed by Indian citizens and ask them to take loans. the small print of the borrower are then recorded in the Chinese apps used by these centres and on the failure of recovery the borrowers receive threats from these call centres on the pretext of misusing personal data and pictures.

The Chinese apps used for lending have servers located in Macau, Hong Kong and China.

A local police officer said that the police are underway arresting the people from such call centres but since these servers are offline and in China, it’s challenging to investigate the illegal business. Recently, there are many illegal transactions in the name of call centres in Nepal. Police investigations show that illegal gangs are active in Nepal.

In a similar incident on Sunday, the police raided View Sky Business Solutions Pvt Ltd in Jankinagar, Rupandehi and arrested nine people from the decision centre who were residents of Jankinagar. Police said that the nine accused including one Indian national also . The use of proxies to dupe Indian nationals and money laundering is rampant. Investigations have revealed that Chinese citizens or firms were involved in most of those scams and malpractices.