BANDIPORA: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, a joint market checking squads of various departments on Saturday conducted market checking of several markets in the district Bandipora.
During the checking a fine of around Rs 20,000 was collected from erring shopkeepers under different Acts.
Seven joint teams of Legal Metrology, Urban Local Bodies, Food Safety, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) and the Department of Revenue under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Revenue inspected various markets in Bandipora including Gousia Market, Khadim Market, Nowpora, Neberpora, Gulshan Chowk and Jamia Jadeed, Aloosa, Ajas, Sumbal, Hajin and Gurez and conducted surprise check of various shops including vegetable and fruit selling outlets, meat sellers, restaurants, drug stores, roadside vendors and general stores and realized fine of around Rs 20,000 from the erring shopkeepers for overcharging and for violating Legal Metrology Laws and government approved rate list.
Five shops including a chicken shop, mutton shop, vegetable shop, bakery, tea stall and a Kiryana shop were also sealed for overcharging and selling outdated stocks. About four quintals of rotten vegetables were also destroyed during the inspection and 17 kgs of polythene were also seized during the inspection.