Erring traders fined in Baramulla

In order to keep a check on prices and ensure the quality of essential commodities during Eid-ul-Fitr, a market checking team headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Mohammad Ahsan Mir inspected various markets of Baramulla town today.

The team, during inspection, imposed a fine of Rs 5100 on erring shopkeepers under various provisions of Weights and Measures and Food Safety Standards Act 2006. The squad also destroyed 48 kg of rotten vegetables and seized 23 kg of polythene from erring shopkeepers.

The ADC on the occasion warned the erring shopkeepers to abide by provisions of Food Safety Standards Act 2006 and sought cooperation from the general public to curb such violations by the shopkeepers.