Incident Reports

Trader held for selling cooking gas at higher rate


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police have arrested a 62-year-old man for selling cooking gas at a higher rate than the market price, from Shantinagar, KMC-34 on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwor arrested Amar Katuwal with 14 cylinders of Baba Gas, nine cylinders of Shree Gas and Rs 53,200 cash. Katuwal was selling a cylinder of cooking gas for Rs 1,600 which is Rs 200 higher than the market rate.
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 noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media