Pampore: A fine of rupees 2,5000 was imposed on various shopkeepers and private persons in Saffron town Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday for violating COVID related and general norms.
The fine was imposed by a joint team led by Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din and included officials from Revenue Department, Municipal Committee, Food Supplies, Legal Metrology.
The team inspected various shops, Butcheries, Confectioneries, Trade Establishments, Bakers and petrol pumps .A Wholesaler of grocery items was fined rupees 15,000 for tampering the maximum price of edible oil cans in Drangbal area.
Other shopkeepers were fined for breaching SOP’s on COVID-19.
Many private persons were also fined for roaming in the market without face masks.
A petrol Pump owner was also fined for not installing fire extinguisher equipment, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The joint team issued strict instructions to the defaulters to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness in their business houses.
They were instructed for displaying rate lists of all commodities in their shops.
The officials who participated in the drive included Executive Officer Municipal Committee Pampore Mohammad Iqbal, Tehsil Supply Officer Pampore Parveez Ahmad and other officials.
The shopkeepers and vendors were instructed to operate on alternative days failing which they will be dealt strictly under relevant laws.