Rs 8300 fine realized during market checking in Kupwara

Kupwara, Aug 16: Pursuant to the directions of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, a special checking squad comprising Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Kupwara, Naib Tehsildar Kupwara, FSO, officials from FCS&CA Municipality, Police and other departments today inspected various shops of Kupwara town.
During the inspection, a fine of Rs 8300 was recovered as fine from erring traders who were found involved in violating different sections of essential Food Safety and Standards Act, 2005.
A huge quantity of substandard adulterated milk, fruits, vegetables, spices and polythene bags were also seized during the checking.
Assistant Commissioner Food Safety said that the market checking would be further intensified in the coming days to ensure that essential commodities are sold to customers at Government approved rates.