Armed guards deployed to prevent tomatoes’ theft as prices skyrocket

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh), July 23 (ANI): Such is the apathy of price hike that armed men have been deployed to guard ‘tomatoes’ at a vegetable market in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal. Several men with guns have been deployed to safeguard the garden vegetable which is being at skyrocket prices of Rs. 100 per kilograms and above. Steep rise in prices of the kitchen essential vegetable is creating trouble for both the vendors and buyers. In a relevant incident, 300 kilograms of tomatoes were stolen from a vegetable market in Mumbai’s Dahisar. The police have registered a case in connection to the case. The prices have risen drastically over the past few weeks owing mainly to supply disruption due to poor monsoon. But traders claim the problem has risen due to huge stock being diverted for exports.

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