81 traders fined

SRINAGAR: The enforcement squad of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department Tuesday booked 81 traders during inspection of the various markets here.
An official handout issued here said the squad inspected the markets at Lawaypora, Methan, Pantha Chowk, Batwara, Khanyar, Sonwar, Pandrethan, Zewan, Balhama, Kanitar, Alamdar Colony, Fateh Kadal, Batmaloo, Lal Bazaar, Bota Kadal, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Rambagh, Shalimar, Hari Singh High Street, Zoonimar, Lal Mandi and Regal Chowk.
It said about 620 business establishments were inspected, of which 81 were found violating the Essential Commodities Act.
“A fine of Rs 64,800 was recovered from them,” it said.