Incident Reports

Nepal Police arrests three Pakistanis on the charge of abducting another Pakistani citizen from Thamel


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Budhanilakantha

Police arrested three Pakistani citizens, namely Mohammed Rashid, Mohammed Aasif, and Mohammed Fida Husain from Kathmandu accused of keeping a Pakistani citizen Mohammed Sami Khan in hostage  at a rented apartment in Budhanilkantha and asking for ransom. 

The trio called Sami in Nepal from Pakistan luring him by saying that it would be easier to travel to Canada for foreign employment from Nepal. They took him to a rented house in Budhanilkantha from Thamel on January 8 mentioning to complete biometric and other procedures before flight to Canada. The trio then, blindfolded Sami, tied his hands and legs and took him under hostage at the very rented room. 

According to National Investigation Bureau, the trio had convinced Sami earlier to text his brother and inform that his phone would be switched off for 30 hours as he would be boarding the flight. After 30 hours, they forced Sami to message his brother again asking him to send cash in the pretext of getting halted in Canadian immigration. 

The kidnapper trio were successful in getting 30 lakhs Pakistani rupees and 24 thousand Dirham amounting to total of 25,66,697 Nepali rupees.  They released Sami around 10 pm from Sinamangal on January 10 and absconded  thereafter. The police were able to get hold of kidnappers with proof from the same room in Budhanilkantha on January 12. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Abduction
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Kidnapping for ransom
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Foreign State
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Foreign State
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Abducted 1
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