The Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection Management has sealed off different stores that have been charged of relabelling goods to sell them beyond their expiry dates.

The Department and the Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police jointly raided Agad Nepal Venture in Balaju of Kathmandu Metropolitan City based on a tip-off about its alleged involvement in the relabelling of the goods' expiry dates.

Spokesperson of the Department, Shivaraj Sedhain, said that the business firm was found relabelling different goods including cookies, chocolates, soybean, biscuits and others. According to him, two stores have been sealed and relabelling machines, chemicals, documents and samples of goods have been seized.

Police said an individual has been held in this connection while proprietor of the company, Prabhav Deb, is absconding. A search for him is on, police said. Prior to this, the department had sealed off a store while arresting three persons from Sanobharyang in the capital city in connection with relabelling of cosmetic goods and lubricants.

Each of the three individuals has been released on a bail of Rs 1.5 million.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.