Authorities seal 2 butcher shops

Srinagar: A butcher shop was sealed in Chadora town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district while another shop was sealed in Drinagar outskirts for selling dressed meat.

Sources said Naib Tehsildar Chadura Imtiyaz Ahmad sealed a Meat Shop owned by on Abdul Salam Ganie of Chadura for selling meat at higher rates than fixed by the Government.

An FIR vide number 17/2021 under section 3/7 Essential Commodities Act was registered at police station Chadura against the owner of the shop.

The authorities urged general public for raising the issue with administration if they found any meat seller violating government approved rates.

Meanwhile, a butcher shop was in Elahibagh area of Srinagar for selling imported dressed meat, taking undue advantage of shortage of mutton supply in the Valley.

An official said it had come to the knowledge of the authorities that some unscrupulous elements taking undue advantage of shortage of mutton supply, import dressed meat clandestinely to the Valley in contravention of the rules and regulations of Food safety and standards Act.

“Taking serious note of same a butcher shop at Elahibagh Buchpora has been sealed and drive to curb this illegal practice shall continue in coming days,” he said. (KNT)

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