Two arrested in north Kashmir for over pricing

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district arrested a Wholesaler and  a shopkeeper for overpricing  and registered cases under  relevant provisions against them.

Reports said that two shopkeepers  working within the main town of Baramulla were  arrested on Tuesday for overcharging  the masses  availing the stock from them.

Concerned Station House Officer (SHO) Baramulla, Syed Gazanfur, on being contacted said, ” Two have been arrested for resorting to price hike despite clear directions and rate list from concerned department”.

He said some complaints were received about the extra changing by two shopkeepers  including  a wholesaler  and the  other a retailer  within town.

On reaching the scene and gathering the spot details both the persons were arrested for overcharging amid the COVID-19 outbreak when people harldy hardly manage  their expenses, he said.

He said both the accused were were arrested an lodged in police station Baramulla under FIR Number 31/2020 under section 3/8 EC.

He  identified both  of them as Nisar Dhobi a resident of Suhai Colony (Wholesale)  and the other as Mehraj  Ud Din a resident of Kanispora.

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