Incident Reports

Three vegetable store operators arrested for black marketing onion in Siraha


Madhes, Siraha, Golbazar

As India banned the export of onion and the black marketing of onion in Siraha, the local administration increased market monitoring.  During the monitoring, three shops which were black marketing onion in different places of Siraha are sealed and their operators are arrested.

A monitoring team comprising Area Administration Office Lahan Siraha, District Police Office Siraha, representatives of industry and trade associations and local people's representatives arrested the shop operators along with 7,500 kg of onions on the basis of information that onions are being black-marketed in Golbazar, Mirchaiya and Lahan Bazaar of Siraha. 

44-years old Umesh Prasad Shah, the operator of Jay Laxmi Sabji Bandar, of Mirchaiya Municipality-4, Binod Kumar Shah, the operator of Jayalakshmi Vegetable Store of  Mirchaiya Municipality-5 and Ram Narayan Nayak, the operator of Ganga Traders in Lahan Municipality-3. are arrested.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Primary Form Black Marketing
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other private sectors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media