Traders in Balkhu attack govt monitoring team

Published On: July 5, 2016 03:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 5: A clash ensued between a government monitoring team and traders at Balkhu Vegetable and Fruits Market in Balkhu in Kathmandu today, police said. 

The clash flared up after the team tried to seize weighing scales as the traders were found to be fleecing customers in various ways, it has been reported. 

Around 20 traders were found not to have their weighing scales meeting the set standards by the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology, one of the members of the team said. 

The conflict reached such a point that police had to intervene and they kept the situation in their hands later. 

A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati was called after the Metropolitan Police Range, Balkhu failed to take the situation under control. 
Meanwhile, Inspector Suresh Kumar Bista said that they would investigate into the incident and take action against the guilty. 

The market chief Ram Krishna Kunwar pledged to take action against the guilty and those defying the monitoring. RSS 


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