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JAMMU: Under the directions of Commissioner JMC, Mr. Arvind Kotwal, KAS and Joint Commissioner (Adm.) Mr. Pardeep Singh Manhas, KAS, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal along with other team members conducted a surprise drive in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome and good quality meat and meat byproducts to the consumers on eve of Eid-ul-Azha. The surprise drive started from CPO Chowk Panjirthi,  Ustad Mohalla, Newplot, Janipur, Bantalab,  Paloura, Jewel & Gujjar Nagar, etc.

During the drive, various meat shops were checked and about 10kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly along with a fine to the tune of Rs.4100/- was also levied from meat sellers selling unstamped meat. Municipal Veterinary Officer has appealed to all the shopkeepers dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and make availability of good quality meat to the consumers during the festive season. He said that such surprised drives will continue in near future as well to ensure that the consumers can get healthy, wholesome and diseased free meat at any cost.