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19 traders booked, Rs 11000 realized as fine at B’pora

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BANDIPORA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmed, a market checking squad of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) has realized a fine of Rs 11,000 from the erring shopkeepers during several inspections conducted from the last two weeks in Bandipora.

The LMD team led by Assistant Controller conducted inspection of various business establishments including vegetable, fruit sellers, poultry, mutton sellers, Kiryana, Bakery, LPG distributors and fuel dispensing pumps at Malangam, Watpora, Onagam and main market during the past two weeks.

During the inspection, 19 traders were booked under different laws for violation of various legal metrology laws and a fine of Rs 11000 was imposed on erring traders.

On the occasion, officers stressed on the traders to follow the rules in letter and spirit and also asked the vendors to follow the packaged commodity rules and other Metrology Acts.

Meanwhile, the DC has informed that the drive shall continue on a regular basis across all district markets to keep a check on traders and shopkeepers for indulging in overcharging and other unethical activities.

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