Incident Reports

Man arrested for selling petrol at Rs 500 liter


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police have arrested a man on the charge of selling petrol at a higher rate from Balkhu in the capital on Thursday. Raj Kumar Jaiswal hailing from Parsa and currently living in KMC-14, Kuleshwor was held for selling petrol at Rs 500 per litre, fivefold the current rate. Acting on a tip-off that Jaishwal is selling the fuel after bringing 200-litre petrol in-vehicle with bearing number plate Ba 10 Cha 9590, a police team from Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati arrested him. Police said they are further investigating the case. Of late, black marketing of petroleum products has surged in Kathmandu Valley following a shortage. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Black Marketing
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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