KHULNA, June 15: Four consumer shops were fined Tk 67,000 on Tuesday afternoon in the city for taking high prices of essential commodities and not showing rate chart during the month of Ramadan.
A kitchen markets monitoring team of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) and Khulna district administration conducted separate drives at Baikali and Daulatpur Bazar area in the city.
A team of KCC led by the Executive Magistrate Atiqul Islam conducted the raid at date shops of Md. Badsha and Md. Malek at Daulatpur Bazar, a restaurant at Natunrastar crossing in Daulatpur thana area, and Md. Waliullah, owner of Madina Confectionery at Baikali bazaar area.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon (SVS) of KCC Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim and Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Peru Gopal and members of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), among others, were present.
Subsequently, the teams fined Tk 67,000 against the shop owners and released the fines instantly.
SVS of KCC Dr. Rezaul Karim said such drive against the violation of consumers rights will be continued everyday during the holy month of Ramadan.