Mrunal Manmay Dash

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Thursday raided a garment showroom at Nayasarak in the Silver City and levied a fine of Rs 30,000 on its owner for allegedly making backdoor sales.

As per reports, the showroom was facilitating sales to customers who thronged to buy readymade garments before Raja Sankranti which falls on June 14.

The customers present inside the showroom fled the place when the special squad of CMS raided the premise, said reports.

Earlier on Wednesday, a similar raid was conducted by the district administration of Jajpur at a garment godown at Jajpur Road for allowing customers during lockdown.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Raja Sankranti which falls on June 14 every year is a festival celebrated with much pomp and vigour across Odisha. As the demand for readymade garments skyrockets at this time of the year, the business organisations make roaring sales.