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FCS&CA recovers Rs 20k fine from 25 erring shopkeepers; seals mutton shop

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SRINAGAR: The Enforcement squad of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department today recovered a penal sum of rupees Rs. 20600 from 26 erring shopkeepers besides sealing one mutton shop for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

The fines were imposed/realized during a market checking drive conducted in various areas of Srinagar City including Safa Kadal, Hawal, Lalbazar, Hazratbal, Sadrabal, Saida Kadal, Sanat Nagar, Rawalpora, Parraypora and other surrounding areas.

During the market checking, 81 business establishments were inspected.

It is worth mentioning here that during the month of July-2022 in the entire valley, an amount of Rs. 800550 has been collected as fine from 1892 erring traders for violating E.C.Act. Besides, 9 establishments also stand sealed.

Moreover, the erring lot has been reprimanded to remain careful in the future. The drive will continue with the same passion in the future as well and whosoever is found violating the norms will be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, in case of any complaint, people may contact the toll free number 18001807011.

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