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5 trucks cooking oil impounded from KL Dugar warehouse

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KATHMANDU — The Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu raided the warehouse of Swastik Oil Industries situated at Jadibuti in Kathmandu, and impounded five trucks loaded with edible oil that the company wanted to sell at higher rate than existing market price.

Police on Thursday raided a warehouse belonging to KL Dugar Group and seized five trucks of cooking oil.

Following a complaint that the company has been involved in hoarding the products and artificially hiking the prices, a police team from the MPR, Teku, raided Jadibuti-based Dugar Food Stores and took control of two trucks each of Dhara and Gyan brand oil and a truck of Sunflow brand oil.

Police have also captured Aman Jain, director of Swastik Oil Industries, and Liaison Officer Pramod Adhikari from the warehouse.

“The company was planning to sell the products at inflated rate by capitalising on the dire situation facing the country,” said Superintendent of Police Bishwo Raj Pokhrel, spokesperson for the Range, adding, “We will further expand our investigation to control such unethical practices, including hoarding and black-marketing.”

A case would be filed against the company for engaging in black-marketing, Pokharel said.

After India imposed an informal blockade on Nepal, cooking oil prices have jumped up to Rs300 per liter from usual Rs150-200 per liter.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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