A joint market checking squads of various departments during market checking of various markets in the district on Wednesday realized a fine of around Rs 8,200 from 17 erring shopkeepers under different acts.
On Wednesday a joint team of Legal Metrology, Urban Local Bodies, Food Safety, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) and Revenue lead by Assistant Commissioner Revenue inspected various markets in Bandipora including Gousia Market, Plan, Khadim Market, Nowpora, Neberpora, Gulshan Chowk and Jamia Jadeed and conducted surprise check of various shops including vegetable and fruit selling outlets, meat sellers, restaurants, drug stores, roadside vendors and general stores and realized fine of Rs. 82,00 from the erring shopkeepers for overcharging and for violating Legal Metrology Laws and government approved rate list.
The Department of Legal Metrology also registered cases against 17 shopkeepers for violating different rules besides collecting fine from them.
On the occasion, officers stressed on the traders to follow the rules in letter and spirit and also asked the vendors selling dates and other fresh fruits to follow the packaged commodity rules and other legal metrology laws in letter and spirit.