Ahead of Eid, profiteering shopkeepers fined Rs 1.6 lakh

The nature of offences noticed in the field were short weighment, non display of rate lists, over charging, misuse of domestic gases at commercial establishments etc.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 20 2018 1:11AM | Updated Date: Aug 20 2018 1:11AM
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In view of the ensuing Eid-ul-Adha the food, civil supplies & consumer affairs department, legal metrology department and revenue department officials jointly conducted market inspection in the Srinagar city and other areas of Kashmir and have fined profiteering 250 shopkeepers about Rs 1.61 lakh.  

In  Srinagar city field officers inspected Karan Nagar, Kaka Sarie, Safa Kadal, Shalteng, Nowshera, Lal bazaar, Hazratbal, Pantha Chowk, Batawara, Athawajan, Sanat Nagar, Chanpora localities in which more than 50 erring traders were booked and penalised for which a penal sum of more than Rs 46,000 were realised on spot, an official spokesperson said. The nature of offences noticed in the field were short weighment, non display of rate lists, over charging, misuse of domestic gases at commercial establishments etc. The offenders include bakery and confectionary traders who have offered for sale the bakery products without proper labeling. 

Moreover the field executives in the different districts of Kashmir conducted inspections and booked around 200 erring traders  for which   an amount of  Rs 1.15 lakh   has been realised as fine for  violations of various Acts and Rules.

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