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Raid on cement godowns in Dimapur

Deputy Commissioner Maongwati Aier during a raid at Hariram Baliram godown, 3rd Mile on Thursday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 14 (NPN):
Published on 15 May. 2009 1:57 AM IST
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On receiving complaints from various consumers against the sudden rise in the prices of cement brands in Dimapur which had been raised without the knowledge or consent of the District Price Control Committee, Dimapur district administration led by DC Mr. Maongwati Aier along with police personnel and DBs Thursday conducted raids in several cement godowns in Dimapur town. The raid was undertaken to verify claims by traders that the sudden hike in prices of cement in the district arose due to non supply of cement. A team led by the DC and police raided the main cement godown belonging to M/s Hariram Baliram enterprises Thursday at around 2.30 p.m. located at 3rd mile and seized about 5000 bags of cement stocked inside. Another raid was conducted at Aggarwal cement godown at Naharbari area, where some 302 bags of cement along with one truck full cement were seized. Concurrently, another party led by Addl Deputy Commissioner and SDPO Dimapur raided godowns located at signal area and clock tower area and seized around 80 bags of cement. An employee of M/s Hariram Baliram Enterprises admitted that cement was procured at Rs.270 per bag and then resold to users at Rs.360 per bag, indicating an abnormal increase of Rs.80 to Rs.100 per bag. Soon after the raid, the district administration along with Police officers and cement dealers convened at Dimapur SP office and decided to sell the seized cement at Rs.240 per bag in front of police officials starting Friday. The cement dealers have also agreed to further lower the prices of cement as per rate sold in neighboring states of Assam and Manipur. The DC Dimapur has directed the dealers not to increase or decrease the cement prices unless approved by the District Price Control Committee. The DC also said that rate recession would be decided either Friday or Saturday. Later, cement dealers signed an agreement in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Maongwati Aier and Superintendent of Police, Liremo Lotha. DMC convenes meet Meanwhile, in view of sudden increase in the prices of cement and MS rod , the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has constituted a committee headed by DMC chairperson Khekaho Assumi along with Dimapur Chamber of Commerce (DCC) president, Kashito Yepthomi and DMC rate control department. DMC chairperson Khekaho Assumi in a press release, requested cement and M.S rod wholesale dealers to be present at DMC conference hall along with their original invoices received from the distributors on May 15 at 11 am.

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