Police arrest 18 profiteers
Srinagar, Jan 24: In its drive against hoarders and profiteers, police here conducted market checking and arrested 18 profiteers.
According to the police spokesman, West Zone police booked and arrested 18 shopkeepers, including chicken vendors, grocers for indulging in selling essential commodities at exorbitant prices.
Giving details about the market checking SDPO, West Dr. Shalindra Mishra said that eight erring shopkeepers were booked and cases registered against them under Essential Commodities Act at Parimpora.
Police in Pantha Chowk also arrested three profiteers and a Kerosene oil hoarder, recovering several liters of illicit kerosene from him. He was booked them under Essential Commodities Act.
He said police in Nowgam arrested six chicken dealers for selling chicken at exorbitant prices. Cases against them were registered under Essential Commodities Act, he said.
SDPO added that the drive against the profiteers and hoarders would continue.
SHEIKH NAZIR ADDS FROM GANDERBAL
A team of Food Safety Officers today conducted market checking at different areas in Ganderbal on Tuesday.
The squad conducted market inspection at Beehama, Dudarhama, Gangarhama and Tawheed Chowk and destroyed near about 50 kilogram rotten vegetables and fruits. The team also seized 32 kg of polythene from shopkeepers and realized a fine of Rs 2800.
Municipal Committee Ganderbal, Executive Officer, Anees Ahmad told Greater Kashmir that the drive would continue and those involved in profiteering and selling essentials at exorbitant rates would not be spared.
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