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Sulav Agrawal of Shanker Group in seven-day police custody

Sulav Agrawal of Shanker Group in seven-day police custody


Kathmandu, April eight

The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu has permitted the police to remand Sulav Agrawal, govt director of Shanker Group, in custody for seven days for additional investigation.

On Tuesday, the police had arrested Agrawal, who can be Nepal’s honorary consul for Kyrgyzstan, on cost of black-marketing of infrared thermometers, used for remotely measuring physique temperature amid its excessive demand within the wake of the novel coronavirus unfold.

Agrawal was caught promoting infrared thermometers at Rs 16,000, although the system is valued at Rs three,000 to Rs three,500 within the native market.

The police had arrested him red-handed as he was negotiating with police who had been within the guise of businessmen. Police had additionally confiscated 67 thermometer weapons from his possession. Following this, the police had sought DAO’s permission to maintain Agrawal in custody.

Nepal Police knowledgeable that they’re investigating the case. Should Agrawal be discovered responsible, he may face imprisonment of as much as seven years, as per DAO sources.

However, police sources mentioned that Agrawal had refuted the fees of black-marketing levelled towards him throughout interrogation.

Shanker Group is a famend enterprise home within the nation with the group’s companies unfold throughout numerous sectors, together with cement, metal, textiles, hospitality, amongst others. Shanker Group had imported 20,000 thermal weapons from China on a chartered flight final week, as per police.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 09, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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