Srinagar: Pursuant to the directions of District Development Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed, a special checking squad comprising Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Food Safety Officer, Naib Tehsildar, officials from FCS&CA Municipality and other departments on Tuesdayinspected various shops of Shopian town.
During the drive, Rs 11300 were realised as fine from 98 offenders. Besides, some eatable items, mustard oil, flour and rotten vegetables were destroyed. A sizeable quantity of polythene was also seized. The shopkeepers and store owners were directed to sell the items as per rate list and those indulging in violations will be brought to book.
The team also visited some places where sacrificial animal have been kept for sale by dealers and directed them to charge the rates approved by the government and display the rate-list.
During the market checking, some medical stores were checked and the owners were directed to maintain the medicine management register as per forma t devised by the health department while one medical shop has been put on notice for violating certain norms.
Meanwhile, on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (LAHDC) Kargil, Vikas Kundal conducted market checking in various areas of the district during which many erring traders were penalised.
Superintendent of Police Dr Pawan Kumar, officials from FCS&CA, Enforcement Wing, Revenue, Police, Municipal Committee and other concerned accompanied the DC. The checking was aimed at ensuring the quality and price control and to keep vigil on erring traders.
During the inspection, the inspection destroyed a huge quantity of stale bakery items and other edible items. A fine to the tune of Rs 41000 was also realized from various shopkeepers for violating the legal metrology regulations.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner urged traders not to violate the rules besides displaying the rate lists at their respective trade centres. He also warned the vendors not to encroach footpaths failing which action as per the law shall be initiated against them.