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SRINAGAR: Today Civil Administration and District police carried out inspection of the market in various parts of Kashmir Valley including Leh and Kargil on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Various shops, eateries, Bakery shops, Mutton, Chicken and vegetable vendors were checked during the inspection. Shops and other food vending establishment were checked for any stale or expired food items besides it was ensured that shopkeepers are strictly adhering to the prescribed rates and appropriate weighing and measuring systems are in place.

 

Huge quantity of stale and expired food was destroyed during the market inspection. Fine was also recovered from the erring shopkeepers and those indulging in profiteering and black marketing.  Shopkeepers and the other bakery shop owners were directed to refrain from any malpractices and selling of any adultered food to the customers. Bakery shops and other food outlets were specifically checked for quality and hygiene.

Dealers selling sacrificial animals were asked to sell as per the rates approved by the government. People were requested to seek help from the local police units in case any dealer or shopkeeper resorts to malpractices or attempts to sell goods at exorbitant prices. Police has requested general public for cooperation to ensure fair practices are put in place by the shopkeepers and other dealers. Pertinent to mention that for the convenience of people, police has been regularly surveying the markets to ensure that common people are not taken for the ride.