11 US-bound Indians rescued in Nepal, paid gang Rs 45 lakh each

Kathmandu: Nepal Police recently rescued 11 US-bound Indians who were held hostage by a gang in Kathmandu. The police raided a house in Ratopul area where the hostages were kept for about a month. The gang had taken large sums of money from each person, promising to help them reach the US. However, they were brought to Nepal instead.

Seven people involved in human trafficking were arrested by the police. Each person had paid around 45 lakh Indian rupees to the traffickers. “It was found that each individual had paid 4.5 million Indian rupees to the racketeers who promised them to traffic to the US,” according to reports.

The traffickers planned to send the victims to the US via Nepal. Most of the hostages were from Delhi and Haryana, according to officials.

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