Incident Reports

Seven arrested on charge of black-marketing oximeter in Kathmandu


Police arrested seven people on the charge of their involvement in the black marketing of oximeters. Oximeters are used to measure the body's pulse and oxygen levels. Among the arrested are Shikhar Shrestha, director of Bio plus Pharma in Balkhu, Shesh Kant Adhikari, director of Nanotech Pharma in Thapathali, Thumraj Upadhyay of Bajura, Pushkar Ghimire of Sunsari, Bishal Acharya of Biratnagar, Santosh Bhandari of Sindhuli, and Jagdish Prasad Ranasaria of India.

Police recovered a total of 765 oximeters while they were trying to sell at a higher price. Bishal Acharaya, one of the accused told the police that he brought the oximeter hidden inside the box of mask's laces that he got from China through D&D Enterprises of New Road. Although the market price of the low-quality oximeter is around Rs 700, they have been selling up to Rs 2,200, according to the police investigation.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Black Marketing
Primary Cause Issues related to commodity availability, prices, and subsidies
Secondary Cause Irregularities in Commodity Market
Actor 1 - Number of people 7
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media