B’pora|April, 20: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmed, an intense market checking was carried out by the Enforcement Wing of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) in Bandipora.
Taking strong note of the complaints of over-pricing, the team led by Assistant Director FCS&CA, Bilal Ahmad conducted a massive district-wide inspection drive to curb over-pricing and take immediate action against instances of violations.
On the occasion, three Shops including two mutton shops and a Sweets shop were sealed for overpricing and cases have been registered against them.The team also realised a fine of Rs 10000 from erring shopkeepers.
On the occasion, the Assistant Director stressed on the traders to avoid over-pricing and other illegal and unethical practices and urged them to follow the rules in letter and spirit.
He said the drive will continue on a regular basis across the district markets to keep a check on traders and shopkeepers for indulging in overpricing and other unethical activities.
Bilal Ahmad said he has directed all the concerned to ensure regular inspections of markets falling within their respective jurisdiction and take strict action against those indulging in overpricing and other malpractices.