SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a shopkeeper involved in the illegal sale of petroleum products at exorbitant rates in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

The shopkeeper was arrested at a time when the Srinagar-Jammu highway blockade for five consecutive days led to the fuel crises in the Valley.

A Police official said  that a shopkeeper namely Mehraj u Din Mir son of Ghulam Mohi u Din Mir of Tantraypora Palhallan was arrested for selling petrol and diesel on higher rates, while 187 litters of petrol and diesel have been also recovered from the shop.

Meanwhile, a case under sections of Essential Commodities & Petroleum Act has been registered in Police Station Pattan and investigations have been set into motion—(KNO)

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