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CHITWAN: Chitwan Police have seized Indian bananas brought to Nepal on Sunday morning.
The police seized the bananas being brought from India in a truck — Na 6 Kha 5618 — at Bharatpur-4 Lanku.
According to SP Nanti Raj Gurung, the Chief of the Chitwan District Police, the bananas were brought via Sunauli border using Nepali truck. The police seized the truck and the bananas when they were being taken out to store in the chamber.
Shiva Sapkota, a businessman of Bharatpur had ordered the bananas from India.
District Administration Office Chitwan has banned the import of fruits from India as coronavirus pandemic is wide-spreading in India.
“The Indian bananas without any clear quarantined mark made us suspicious and as per the administration’s office here we have seized them,” Gurung explained the reason for seizure, “we have launched the investigation to find out further details.”
Bishnu Hari Pant, former president of Banana Producers Association Nepal, complained that Nepali bananas have lost their domestic market due to Indian bananas.