Erring traders in Kupwara, Bandipora fined

The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC)), Kupwara Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs 64,000 on six food business operators for selling substandard and misbranded food items.

A team of officials inspected various shopkeepers in the district wherein they found sub-standard services and consumables in the unhygienic condition provided to the people.  Meanwhile in Bandipora a joint market checking squads of various departments realised a fine of around Rs 8,200 from 17 erring shopkeepers under different acts.

On Wednesday a joint team of Legal Metrology, Urban Local Bodies, Food Safety, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) and Revenue lead by Assistant Commissioner Revenue inspected various markets in Bandipora including Gousia Market, Plan, Khadim Market, Nowpora, Neberpora,  GulshanChowk and JamiaJadeed and conducted surprise check of various shops including vegetable and fruit selling outlets, meat sellers, restaurants, drug stores, roadside vendors and general stores and realized fine of Rs. 82,00 from the erring shopkeepers for overcharging and for violating Legal Metrology Laws and government approved rate list. The department of Legal Metrology also registered cases against 17 shopkeepers for violating different rules besides collecting fine from them.