Furniture trader held for petrol black marketing

KATHMANDU: A furniture trader was held from Tokha of Kathmandu for his alleged involvement in black marketing of petrol.

Lalu Prasad Tharu (34), a permanent resident of Deuribharuwa-4 of Saptari district, was arrested from his furniture shop in Hariyali Basti, Tokha Municipality-9 on Friday.

Police seized 450 litres of petrol, allegedly kept to sell illegally, from his shop.

Further investigation is underway.