Kanpur: 22 Traders Slapped With Criminal Case For Posters Comparing PM Narendra Modi With Kim Jong-un

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Kanpur, October 16: Twenty two traders in Kanpur have been slapped with a criminal case for putting up hoardings and posters comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. the traders resorted to this measure to highlight the issue of a deluge of small coins which is affecting their businesses.

The police has also arrested one Praveen Kumar for installing these hoardings. The FIR has been filed under Section 32 (3) of UP special powers act, and Section 153A and Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Hindustan Times reported.

Superintendent of police (south) Ashok Verma said others would be nabbed soon.

On the one side of hoarding, there is a picture of Kim declaring he will rest only after he has destroyed the world and Modi on other the side saying, “I will bring an end to businesses”. In the hoardings, traders have appealed to Modi to resolve the small coins issue.

The traders had put up these posters after banks refused to take deposits in coins. Many in the wholesale grocery business are left with coins worth Rs 10 to 15 lakh each and retailers have a stock of coins worth Rs 6-7 lakh each, the traders said.

The situation has been such in the city that traders are being forced to pay salaries to their employees in coins. Many have even said that they would be forced to shut their business if the problem is not resolved.