Gaighat, Oct 9 . The traders here have closed down the markets in protest after the Area Administration Office, Katari, and Katari Municipality continued conducting strict monitoring of the market for some days.
During the market monitoring, the administrative officers seized the inedible food items and closed some shops run without registration.
Chairman of Katari Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pushkar Khadka, said the administration conducted market monitoring arbitrarily and harassed the traders.
However, the Office chief Sunil Poudel said some shops were run without registration and some avoiding tax. They were asked to run the shops in a legal manner, but no harsh action taken, he underscored.
A local Krishna Karki applauded the administration’s monitoring of market reasoning it helped curb black marketing.