Nepal police have rounded 96 Chinese nationals arrested, from different parts of Kathmandu Valley. Hacking after arriving in Nepal on a tourist visa.
Acting on a tip-off that few Chinese nationals are active in hacking Nepali banks, police raided different places in Valley and arrested 97 foreigners till Monday afternoon.
A joint team from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, and Metropolitan Crime Division raided their hideouts in Manamaiju, Bansbari, and Thamel among areas.
Chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu SSP Uttamraj Subedi, said that raids were underway. “Raids were administered on a tip-off that foreigners are involved in suspicious activities after arriving in Nepal on a tourist visa.
The raids are underway,” SSP Subedi said. A police official contacted by Nepali media said that among those arrested, most of them are Chinese nationals. “We had received information that they were involved in illegal activities like the hacking banking industry.”
Nepal Police had arrested Chinese nationals while they were stealing money from banks within the capital by hacking the ATM system.
They had used fake ATM cards of seven banks to siphon the cash through a cyber-attack between Nepal Electronic Payment System and Visa. A case has been filed against them and that they are currently serving a jail term under the Banking Offense and arranged Crime Act, 2064.