Action Against Erring Traders: Authorities Seals 5 Mutton, 8 Chicken Shops for Violating Legal Norms in B’la

Baramulla, April 16 : Continuing its drive to act against erring traders and to maintain the supply and stock position of essential commodities in the wake of holy month of Ramadan, Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Baramulla under the supervision of Assistant Director Shiekh Tariq today launched an intensified market checking across the district during which 05 mutton shops and 08 chicken shops were sealed for violating several legal rules and regulations.

Also an amount of Rs 3300 was imposed as fine on several shopkeepers who were involved in the violation of Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

Accordingly, a checking squad was constituted as per the directions of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar who carried out inspection of shopkeepers and other traders at several locations of the district. The checking squad had yesterday sealed 15 chicken shops for Violation of norms thereby sealing 28 mutton/chicken shops in two days.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Director FCS & CA has warned all the traders and other shopkeepers to abide by the requisite rules and regulations and display rate lists at their trading ventures. He said that any kind of laxity won’t be tolerated in the larger public interest adding that strict legal action shall be taken against the violators of govt notified norms and regulations.

It is worth here to mention that, govt has fixed the of mutton as Rs 535/kg without offal and Rs 490/kg with 100 grams of offal. Similarly, Rs 125 was fixed for 1 kg of boiler chicken, Rs 79/kg for layer chicken and Rs 110/kg for parent chicken.(KNS)