Imphal: At least two wholesale traders were caught here in Manipur on Friday while adulterating packets of a popular brand of iodised salt.

The Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) activists found the traders indulging in the adulteration of Tata Salt.

The incident comes at a time when Manipur is facing a growing demand for re-introduction of the British-era Inner Line Permit system to regulate entry and stay of non-Manipuris in the border state.

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Both the traders hail from other states.

A KSA activist said: “On learning of some suspicious activities some of our members raided the shop and warehouse of Rakesh Kumar in Imphal. Some employees were found disgorging salt from the 500 gram packets and adding some unidentified materials after which the scissored-off portions were sealed using glues.”