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Ahead of Eid two shops sealed, 1 FIR lodged and Rs 1.63 lakh fine imposed in Srinagar

Last Updated on May 2, 2022 at 6:42 pm

The Enforcement squad of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department under the leadership of its Director, Abdul Salam Mir along with Assistant Director Enforcement Kashmir Mushtaq Ahmad Wani conducted market checking drive of various areas of Srinagar City including Residency Road, Rawalpora, Mahraj Bazar, H.S.H Street, Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan, Theed, Brain, Boulevard road, Soura, Qamarwari, Shalteng, Lal Bazar, Bota Kadal, Dargah. 

The checking was aimed at to ensure availability of quality products and to curb black marketing and profiteering on essential commodities.

During market checking 94 business establishments were inspected and a penal sum of Rs. 1, 63,300 has been collected as fine from 36 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. 

The team also interacted with the consumers and the complaints received have been solved on spot as well. The people have been asked to co-operate with the enforcement team for lodging their complaints.

Moreover, the erring lot has been reprimanded to remain careful in future. The drive will continue in the same passion in future as well and whosoever found violating the norms will be brought to justice. In case of any complaint, people may contact the toll free number 18001807011.

Meanwhile during the holy month of Ramadan, the Enforcement Squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department Pulwama has realised a record fine of more than Rs. 2.5 lacs besides, seizure of 17 establishments of gross violations in the month so far.

The action was taken against the erring during market checking drives conducted on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama and Director FCS&CA Dept Kashmir.

The Assistant Director FCS&CA Pulwama constituted multiple market checking squads in different tehsils of the district under supervision of District enforcement squad who have been inspecting different establishments especially Mutton shops, Poultry shops, bakery and confectionery shops in length and breadth of the district to check/stop overpricing, black marketing etc in coordination with the Tehsil Administration. 

Different enforcement squads are inspecting main markets continuously and if there is any complaint a swift action is taken against the defaulters.

The Department has asked people to cooperate with its Officials so that Govt. fixed rates are enforced in the whole district.