Chakkarpur trader hoards essential items, booked; shop & godown sealed

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Gurgaon: After giving exemption to online companies and shops handling supply of essential items, police along with district administration have started a drive to check illegal hoarding of essential items and black marketing.
On Friday night, a godown of a retail store in Chakkarpur was raided by police for hoarding essential items and selling it at higher prices. The shop and godown was sealed and owner was booked under the Essential Commodities Act at Sector 29 police station.
“A case has been lodged Garg Traders under Essential Commodities Act for hoarding essential items and selling them at higher prices,” SHO of Sector 29 police station, Manoj Kumar said, adding that the trader has been issued a notice to record his statement and further investigation is in progress.
The district administration had received a tip-off about the hoarding of essential items by Garg Traders in Chhakarpur following which a raid was conducted. During the raid, police recovered large quantity of rice, wheat, rajma, cereals, cooking oil and other essential items stored inside the godown.
During interrogation, the trader claimed to be a wholesaler but he failed to produce the required licence. The godown was immediately sealed and a case was registered against the trader.
District food supply officer, Monika Mallik, said they conducted a surprise inspection and inquired about the stocks. “The trader gave us false information about the stock. During inspection, we found a godown behind the shop where a large quantity of essential items were stored,” said Mallik, adding that the shop was sealed and essential items were seized.
She added that hoarding of essential items is illegal and strict action will be taken against those violating the rules. “To prevent black marketing, we have fixed the prices of essential items,” Mallik said.

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