Erring shopkeepers booked for profiteering
Huge Quantity Of ‘Substandard Items’ Destroyed In Islamabad
Islamabad (Anantnag), Aug 17: Continuing its drive against profiteers and hoarders, the checking and monitoring squad formed here on the instructions of Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC), Islamabad (Anantnag), Farooq Ahmad Shah Friday booked many shopkeepers for resorting to profiteering.
The squad which has been formed in every Tehsil headquarters conducted inspection of various markets and booked the erring shopkeepers who were found indulging in profiteering or selling stale products.
In Islamabad town, a baker (Nanwaee) and milkman were booked for selling stale products. The squad also collected a fine of Rs 6000 from the shopkeepers who were found violating the orders also destroyed one quintal stale vegetables and fruits on the spot.
Similarly, in Shagus Rs 2500 were collected as a fine and one quintal stale rotten fruit vegetable and milk was destroyed . In Kokernag more than quintal substandard eatables was destroyed and Rs 1500 was collected as a fine. In Bijbehara one quintal stale vegetables and other substandard food items were destroyed by the squad. In Dooru Tehsil Rs 3400 was collected as fine. In Pahalgam Rs 1500 was collected as a fine.
The DDC Anantnag assured that the inspection would be a regular affair in the district. “I will be personally monitoring the activities of these squads,” he said.
The DDC also appealed the Masjid committees and senior citizens of each Mohalla to directly inform him on his phone numbers about complaints, if any, in this regard. He also directed the administration to do a follow up so that the public will get rid from the menace of being fleeced and from consumption of stale and hazardous food items.
The public at large has appreciated the move.
Meanwhile, the DDC has directed the Municipal Council and committee authorities of the district to make functional all the street lights in Islamabad, Bijbehara and other main towns of the district and install new, wherever required. The municipal authorities of the district were further asked to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness in their respective towns.
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