Kathmandu, April 8
The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu has permitted the police to remand Sulav Agrawal, executive director of Shanker Group, in custody for seven days for further investigation.
On Tuesday, the police had arrested Agrawal, who is also Nepal’s honorary consul for Kyrgyzstan, on charge of black-marketing of infrared thermometers, used for remotely measuring body temperature amid its high demand in the wake of the novel coronavirus spread.
Agrawal was caught selling infrared thermometers at Rs 16,000, though the device is valued at Rs 3,000 to Rs 3,500 in the local market.
The police had arrested him red-handed as he was negotiating with police who were in the guise of businessmen. Police had also confiscated 67 thermometer guns