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Sale of ‘Modi saris’: Election officials raid Jayalaxmi Silks


Team Udayavani, Apr 3, 2019, 1:38 PM IST

Kaup: A garment store at Udyavar here was raided by the election officials on the suspicion that  the store was selling saris carrying images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday April 2.

The raid was conducted at Jayalaxmi Silks after the election flying squad found a bill being issued by the store with ‘Modi sari’ mentioned it it.

According to sources, the owner of the shop refused to cooperate with the election squad when the latter attempted the raid. Hence, the police were called, post which the raid was conducted. The election officials and police came in three vehicles and the raid lasted from 5 pm to around 9.30 pm.

Apparently, the officers seized two ‘Modi saris’ as well as saris with images of recent surgical strike on Balakot from the store.

It is learnt that the store was selling the Modi and Balakot saris for the past one month and had been previously warned against doing so. However, the store persisted with their gimmick. The raid was conducted based on a complaint in this regard.

The store owner Virendra is said to have fled while a case has been registered against him at Kaup police station.

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