CAPD intensifies market checking
Seizes expired foods items from provisional stores
Islamabad (Anantnag), Aug 29: Intensifying its market checking, a Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) squad today seized a large quantity of “expired food items” from some provisional stores in this south Kashmir town.
“The team seized items worth more than Rs 1 lakh from four provisional stores in the town,” Assistant Director, CAPD Ghulam Rasool Magray told Greater Kashmir.
“The items seized comprised spices, mustard oil, biscuits, sweets, snacks and baby food items,” Magray said.
Interestingly, Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag), Kifayat Hussain Rizvi has directed the police to register a case against the erring shopkeepers.
Meanwhile, the department has recovered a fine of Rs 8,000 from a number of erring shopkeepers.
Officials said that ahead of Eid festival the district administration and CAPD have constituted a market checking team. “The team today inspected the markets in Islamabad town and found various shopkeepers involved in profiteering and overcharging.”
The team found that many shopkeepers didn’t even display the rate lists at conspicuous places in their shops. “During checking four wholesale dealers for selling goods at inflated rates.”
“The team also fined many grocers and milkmen for alleged profiteering,” said Magray.
Meanwhile, the department has issued strong instructions to the shopkeepers asking them to follow government fixed rates in letter and spirit.
“Shopkeepers have been warned against adulteration, overcharging and hoarding,” officials said.
The official said the team will continue its market checking in the coming days as well.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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