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Market checking intensified in Srinagar ahead of Eid

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SRINAGAR, AUGUST 19: In view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, senior officers of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Legal Metrology and Revenue Department conducted joint market inspection in Srinagar and other rural districts of Kashmir province.

In  Srinagar city, field officers inspected Karan Nagar, Kaka Sarie, Safa Kadal, Shalteng, Nowshera, Lal Bazar, Hazratbal, Pantha Chowk, Batawara, Athawajan, Sanat Nagar and Chanpora localities where more than 50 erring traders were booked and penal sum of more than Rs 46000 was realised on the spot.

The nature of offences committed includes under-weighing, non display of rate lists, overcharging, misuse of domestic gases at commercial establishments, etc. The offenders include bakery and confectionary traders who put up bakery products for sale without proper labelling.

Besides, some butchers were fond selling sacrificial sheep and goats on weighing scales which were defective and seized on the spot.

Moreover, the field executives in the rural districts of Kashmir conducted inspections and booked around 200 erring traders for whom Rs 1.15 lakhs were realized as fine for violations of various acts and rules.

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