Incident Reports

Bhaktapur cooking gas black marketeer held


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur, Ward 3

Police on Friday arrested a trader for his alleged involvement in black marketing of cooking gas from Balkot of Bhaktapur. A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Thimi nabbed Ram Chandra Shrestha, a resident of Balkot in Ananta Lingeshwor Municipality-5, for charging customers a price higher than the market rate. Police also confiscated nine Himal gas cylinders from his possession. Meanwhile, he was remanded to custody for further investigation.
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 na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
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