A surprise inspection was done by Income Tax officials at the onion-potato section of the APMC Wholesale market in Vashi. The inspection was directed at checking the available stocks for the same and their corresponding prices.
Director of APMC’s onion-potato market, Ashok Walunj, confirmed the surprise inspections and stated that the check was carried out at shops and godowns of various onion traders at APMC. Several traders had to shut down their shutters while the inspection teams checked the food stocks and their rates.
Rising vegetable prices in recent days, especially onions have been cited as the major reason for this inspection.