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DDC, SSP conduct market checking; Encroachers, erring traders fined

Jammu and Kashmir News

POONCH, JUNE 30: With an aim to ensure proper check on availability of essentials and curb encroachments District Development Commissioner Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani and Senior Superintendent of Police, J S Johar conducted a tour of the main market Poonch  and booked erring traders and encroachers.

ADC Poonch, Tehsildar Haveli, DySP HQ, Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, EO MC, AC LMD, Food Safety Officer and SHO also accompanied the DDC.

During this drive against unscrupulous traders and encroachers, the team checked  various establishments and directed the shopkeepers to ensure quality edibles to the consumers. The team also directed to remove  illegal encroachments from footpaths and side drains by traders besides realizing an amount of Rs. 14,500/- as fine from erring shopkeepers through the Municipal Council and Legal Metrology Department.

DDC has constituted teams in all the Tehsils for conducting regular market checking to keep curb on anti-consumer practices and to ensure that traders do not indulge in black marketing of essential items and there is not shortage of essentials.