Kohima, August 5: The Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) today nabbed six vegetable wholesale vendors, including 4 women for selling vegetables bought from Murgi Pati in Dimapur as ‘local products’ at higher rates in Kohima.
Sources in KMC said that acting on specific information about transport of vegetables in the State capital, KMC Chief Inspector K Pienyu with two field staff searched for them in various market places in Kohima from 1AM today and nabbed the six of them from the town area at around 2AM. All their vegetables were also seized, sources said.
However, a joint meeting of KMC, District Administration, District Executive Force, Association of Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayats (AKMWP), Anagmi Youth Organisation (AYO) and SEWA members decided to forgive them on humanitarian ground.
A joint statement issued by organisations said that the House is mindful of the total lockdown and the brunt of the common man due to price rise while KMC revised the price of goods (retail) and has requested the business community and the public to adhere to it.
Assuring KMC efforts round the clock in the service of the public, they urged the citizens to demand the sale of goods at a price fixed by KMC as a matter of right.
The joint meeting also decided to let off the persons involved with an undertaking not to repeat such practice and that they would refrain from importing any goods violating the prices fixed for Kohima.
However, goods seized will be handed over to charity and a receipt of the same shall be obtained, the meeting decided.
Further the joint meeting maintained that today’s act should also be a warning to those inclined to profiteering at others expense and to refrain from such activities. (Page News Service)