Man arrested on charge of human traffickingThe 44-year-old hotel operator was taken into police custody on Monday.
Police arrested a man on charge of human trafficking on Monday.
Forty-four-year-old Numa Raj Bhusal, who runs the Lamahi-based B and B Hotel, was taken into police custody on Monday.
The hotel operator has been accused of taking two women hostage and forcing them into prostitution.
The victims, who had come to Bhusal looking for jobs between November 2022 and March 2023, were lured and forced into prostitution by the accused, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajan Kumar Gautam.
The court has extended Bhusal’s remand by five days for further investigation, Gautam added.
A case has been registered under the human trafficking and transportation act, police said.