563 businss establishments booked, fined Rs 94,500

SRINAGAR: The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) department has booked 563 business establishments here and recovered a fine of Rs 94,500 during the last week.
An official handout issued here on Saturday said the department’s enforcement squad headed by the Assistant Director inspected the markets here during the last week and booked the traders who violated the Essential Commodities Act.
The team, it said, inspected the markets at several places including at Allochi Bagh, Naseem Bagh, Nishat, Shalimar, Batmaloo, Parimpora, Rainawari, Zakura, Soura, Ellahi Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Tailbal, Harwan, Hawal, Nowhatta, Saida Kadal, Sonwar, Indira Nagar, Pantha Chowk, Zewan, Eidgah, Lal Bazar, Bemina, Zainakote and HMT.
“During the inspection, 563 business establishments were booked and Rs 94,500 was recovered as fine from 141 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act,” it said.