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Chaos at Varanasi shop that offered 'a saree for Re 1', traffic blocked

Police had to intervene to clear the crowd

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

Police had to intervene to clear the traffic on roads after crowd thronged outside a cloth shop in here that offered 'a for a rupee note'.

The scheme meant to sell the old stock of the shop's sarees, attracted huge crowd of women yesterday, which led to a blocked traffic in front of the shop in Mehmoorganj area, said sources.

Police had to intervene to clear the crowd which had blocked movement on the busy Mahmoorganj-Sigra road in the heart of city.

The news about the offer spread like a wild fire and hundreds of women had gathered at the shop. The shop owner had to withdraw the offer due to the huge crowd and police later pacified women and cleard the traffic movement, sources said.

They added that the scheme was applicable on a condition that one has to first shop for items worth over Rs 500 before availing the scheme and that had led to some confusion which resulted in the chaos.

First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 09:02 IST