Market monitoring team raids Big Mart, employee arrested for breaking seal

Published On: August 16, 2016 02:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: A market monitoring team from Department of Supply Management and Consumer Protection (DoSMCP) on Monday had raided the Kalopul-based godown of Big Mart.

The monitoring team had sealed the godwown of a renowned department store chain after discovering date-expired goods.

An employee at the godown, Gopal Thapa landed in the police net for breaking the seal on Tuesday.

 “I had left key of motorcycle inside the godown,” he told the police, “So, I broke the seal mistakenly.”

Locals had informed the police after seeing a person breaking the seal. Acting on the tip-off, a team from DoSMCP reached the gowdown. A police team from Metropolitan Police Circle, Kamalpokharai then arrested Thapa.

“He has been kept for investigation,” DSP Mahesh Thapa told Republica Online.

Meanwhile, a monitoring team has reached the Lazimpat-based store of Big Mart for inspection.

Photo: Bijay Gajmer

The team came into action following direction from Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to speed up market monitoring.



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