The police's Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) seized more than 30 million rupees from the residence of ascetic Ram Bahadur Bamjan, also known as Little Buddha.
Nepali and international currencies were recovered from Bamjan's residence.Foreign currency worth more than 3 million Nepali rupees from 17 different countries were confiscated out of 33.75 million rupees.
Along with the cash, 3 motorcycle bluebooks, 1 Toyota Hilux vehicle key, 20 pen drives, one voice recorder, 2 laptops, 2 memory cards, 14 mobile phones, 5 iPads, and tabs of various brands have been retrieved.
On Tuesday, he was detained at his residence in Budhanilkanth, Kathmandu. The CIB launched 'Operation Blue' to arrest him. According to SSP Dinesh Acharya, Banjan will be sent to the Sarlahi District Court for further proceedings.
A case has been filed against him with the Sarlahi District Court.
Bamjan is accused of seducing three young women, sexually abusing, kidnapping, and raping them.
A team of 25 personnel, led by CIB DSP Dharma Bhandari, was despatched to find him. The CIB reported that the same team had apprehended him.
The authorities are also currently working to locate the followers who have gone missing from Bamjan's ashram on many occasions. The authorities have received information that Bamjan sexually molested five of his followers, who are currently missing.
Bamjan is a permanent inhabitant of Nijgadh Municipality-12 in Ratanpuri, Bara.