Market checking conducted in Lolab

Rs 7300 realised as fine from erring shopkeepers: SDM Lolab

Market checking conducted in Lolab
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Azad Hussain

Kupwara: Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Lolab, Ahmad Hussain, accompanied by officers from Revenue, FCSCA, Food Safety and Police departments Monday conducted market checking at various areas of Lolab in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
The market checking was aimed at ensuring the quality and price control and to keep vigil on erring traders.
During the inspection, the checking team realized fine to the tune of Rs 7300 from various shopkeepers for violating legal regulations. More than 10 kilograms of contaminated vegetables and spices were also destroyed by the team on the occasion. The team also seized a sizeable amount of polythene from some shopkeepers on the occasion.
Talking to with Precious Kashmir the SDM Lolab said that such drives will be conducted on routine basis so that quality of commodities is ensured. He also urged traders not to violate the rules and asked them to display rate-lists at their respective trade centers. He also warned the vendors against encroaching footpaths, failing which strict action as per the law shall be taken against the violators.
Meanwhile the weights and measurement instruments were also checked.