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Vegetable Vendor Arrested for Selling at Low Prices

Raiwind police in Lahore reportedly arrested a shopkeeper for selling vegetables well below the official rate list.

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The case was registered under the Price Control Acts 1958 and 1977 at the Raiwind City Police Station on the directions of Special Magistrate Chaudhry Kashif Bashir.


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The police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the shopkeeper, pending further inquiry as per the directions of the concerned police department.

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The FIR states that the shopkeeper had been selling okra (bhindi) for Rs. 73 a kg instead of Rs. 95 a kg, tomatoes (tamatar) for Rs. 25 a kg instead of Rs. 50 a kg, eggplants (baingan) for Rs. 52 a kg instead of Rs. 60 a kg, bitter melons (karailay) for Rs. 52 a kg instead of Rs. 90 a kg, and onions (piaz) at Rs. 33 a kg instead of Rs. 40 a kg.

It also mentions that the shopkeeper had not displayed the state-mandated price list for vegetables.


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The shopkeeper had been arrested on 15 June but was released on bail the next day under the orders of a local court. Meanwhile, authorities have withdrawn all magisterial powers from Chaudhry Kashif Bashir, for delegating proceedings against the accused.

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