four people have been arrested in rural Pune for stealing Rs 2.35 lakh worth of onions from a farmer.The group of four stole 58 bags of onion.
According to ANI, Pune Rural Police has arrested the four, for stealing 58 bags of onions from the farmer on October 21.The group had broken the lock of barracks where the onions were kept.
Otur police said, “49 bags worth Rs 2 lakh have been recovered while rest of the bags were already sold and remaining onions have been returned to the farmer.
Onion prices have shot up sharply to over Rs 75 per kg in the past few weeks all over the country in the wake of damage to the standing Kharif crop in producing areas due to heavy rainfall as well as hoarding.
To boost domestic supply and provide relief to consumers from rising onion prices, the Centre on Friday imposed stock limits on both retailers and wholesalers with immediate effect till December 31.
Now, retailers can stock onion only up to 2 tonnes, whereas wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 25 tonnes.This will check hoarding and black marketing, it said.