Crackdown on profiteers
122 SHOPKEEPERS HELD
Srinagar, Nov 14: Launching a massive crackdown on profiteers in the run up to Eid, the authorities have arrested 122 shopkeepers in Budgam district alone.
Special teams were formed by Budgam police and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) to conduct raids on black marketers.
“We have arrested 64 shopkeepers on Saturday. While as on Sunday more 58 were booked,” SP Budgam, Aftab Kakroo told Greater Kashmir.
“All of them are in lockup and were detained from various areas of Budgam district. We detained them after we received complaints that these shopkeepers were overcharging the customers,” he added.
He said these include those in trade of poultry, meat, vegetable and others.
“They have been booked under section 3/7 of essential commodities act,” Kakroo said.
Director CAPD Abdul Wahid Tak said they have constituted squads to crackdown on profiteers.
“On Sunday we started drive from old city of Srinagar,” Tak said. “Our teams visited Dalgate, Foreshore road, Lal Bazaar, Soura and other areas of old city”
He said the teams checked some 81 units.
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