KMC slaps Rs 200,000 fine against New Bhim Store for selling expired liquor

Published On: October 3, 2023 10:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has imposed a hefty fine of Rs 200,000 on New Bhim Store, owned by Devdas Manandhar and situated in Ward No. 26. This action comes in response to a significant violation discovered during a routine market inspection conducted on Monday.

Dr. Awadhesh Jha, the head of the agriculture and livestock department at the metropolis, revealed that the store was found selling expired liquor during the inspection. Subsequently, stringent measures were taken by the KMC in accordance with Section 9 of the Market Management and Monitoring Act 2077 after detecting a substantial quantity of expired liquor available for sale.

In an effort to enhance market regulation, the metropolis introduced monitoring criteria in July and has been consistently conducting inspections since August 18. Unlike previous years when market monitoring was primarily carried out during festive seasons, the metropolis has commenced year-round monitoring this year.

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