Erring traders fined in Kargil

Srinagar

Continuing with the intensive market inspections in view of Eid, special market checking squads constituted on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary today conducted inspections of markets in Kargil town and Baroo Bazar.

Two market checking squads led by Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Salim Wazir and Naib Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Hassan and consisting of the Enforcement Officer, FCS&CA, SHO Kargil, In Charge Police Post Kargil and officials of MC Kargil thoroughly inspected more than 100 establishments and took stock of the hygienic conditions of food items like vegetables, fruits, meat and other food items available in the market. The charging of rates and other set standards were also checked, the spokesman said.

Huge quantity of stale fruits, vegetables, spices and polythene bags were also seized and destroyed on spot.

A number of traders and shopkeepers were booked and fined for violating different Legal Metrology and Food Safety norms and fine of Rs 13,900 were realized from them on spot for violating the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and Essential Commodities Act.

The shopkeepers and traders were asked to display the rate list prominently at their establishments besides maintaining cleanliness.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Kargil has appealed all the traders to avoid black marketing or hoarding and warned of stern action against the violators under rules.

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