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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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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