Executive Magistrate 1st Class on Friday visited the Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts to assess the prices of the various eatables.
Meanwhile two meat shops were found selling meat at exorbitant prices and both the shops were sealed on the spot. While government has fixed Rs 480 for one kg meat on the other hand butchers are seen selling the same for Rs 600.
The statement issued to the concerned department said that action is in pursuance to a series of measures the administration has taken against violators over the past few days in response to complaints of overpricing. The authorities have stepped up the market vigil to check the menace of overpricing of essential commodities in the market.
Meanwhile, police accompanied by concerned executive magistrates and representatives of other departments today conducted surprise market checking in various areas of the city.
The joint team conducted market checking at various areas of the Srinagar outskirts.
“Market checking was aimed to ensure the good quality items are put on sale and to curb black marketing and profiteering of essential commodities. Erring shopkeepers were fined on the spot by executive magistrates, besides rotten vegetables and fruits were disposed off. The general public appreciated the joint action team of departments for this action and hoped that such drives shall continue in future as well,” the statement mentioned.
It is pertinent to mention that delegation of mutton dealers along with traders have already met top officials from Food Department and in coming days final rate may be decided and published as the mutton dealers were not satisfied with the fixed rates.
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