28 businesses fined in four districts
At least 27 businesses were fined in four districts- Gopalganj, Rajshahi, Noakhali and Kishoregnaj, in four days.
GOPALGANJ: Department of National Consumers Rights Protection (DNCRP), in a drive, fined a trader Tk 50,000 in Ghagor bazaar of Kotalipara Upazila of the district on Thursday.
Assistant Director of DNCRP Shamim Hasan conducted the drive.
During the drive, the owner of Messers Rajlokhi Muri-Chira Factory was fined Tk 50,000 for manufacturing and storing puffed rice and flatten rice in an unhygienic environment.
At that time, District Marketing Officer Md. Arif Hossain, district unit General Secretary of Consumers Association of Bangladesh, Mozaharul Haque Bablu and police members were also present.
RAJSHAHI: Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) and a mobile court, in separate drives, fined 21 businesses in the city in two days.
DNCRP, in a drive fined 10 traders Tk 25,500 on various charges in the city on Wednesday.
Assistant Director (AD) of district DNCRP Hassan-Al-Maruf said, they fined Tk 25,500 and realised it from the traders.
At that time, Roshmela, a sweet shop at rail gate area, was fined Tk 6,000 for selling date-expired soft drinks, Al-Madina, a restaurant at Shiroil Bus Stand area, was fined Tk 6,000 for manufacturing and storing food items in unhygienic condition.
Deputy Director of district DNCRP Syed Mostak Hasan fined this money.
Besides, AD Hassan-Al-Maruf raided the court market in the city and fined Tk 13,500. Of them, seven meat shops were fined Tk 13,000 for not hanging price list and one fish shop was fined Tk 500.
DNCRP conducted the drive with the help of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.
On the other hand, 10 medicine shops and a food factory were fined Tk 14 lakh on Monday afternoon on charge of possessing and selling date-expired and substandard medicines and injections and manufacture of food items in an unhygienic condition.
A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) led by Executive Magistrate Nizam Uddin raided different parts of the city.
The team found the shops including Royal Pharmacy, Jaman Pharmacy, Al Nur Pharmacy and Old Rajshahi Pharmacy involved in possession and sale of the date-expired food supplements and medicines.
Subsequently, the mobile court fined the shop owners Tk eight lakh in total and realised the money instantly.
In another drive, the mobile court also fined Bishal Food Industries Tk 6 lakh at Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation Industrial Estate on charge of producing and processing food items in unhygienic condition.
The court also seized huge quantity of banned items during the two drives.
Magistrate Nizam Uddin said such drive against the violations of consumers' rights will be continued.
NOAKHALI: A mobile court, in a drive at Chowmuhany Bazaar under Begumganj Upazila of the district on Tuesday, fined four traders Tk 74,000 for selling adulterated foods.
Executive Magistrate of deputy commissioner's office Md Ruhul Amin led the drive on the occasion of Ramadan.
The court fined two meat sellers Tk 4,000 for selling meat at more prices than the government-fixed rate and for not having price list, Taher Semai Factory Tk 50,000 for making vermicelli in an illegal way, and Elma Lachchhi Semai Factory Tk 20,000 for making vermicelli in an unhealthy environment.
Magistrate Md Ruhul Amin said until the mass people could buy adulteration-free food at affordable price, they will continue the drive.
Among others, Assistant Director of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection Debanand Sinha and police were also present.
KISHOREGANJ: A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-14, in a drive at Sadar Upazila of the district on Monday, fined two businessmen Tk 3.50 lakh for keeping and selling unhygienic and unauthorised products.
Senior Magistrate HM Khodadad Khan fined the traders.
The convicts are Delwar Hossen, 45, proprietor of Mala Chanachur who was fined Tk 1.50 lakh, and Rafiqul Islam, 42, proprietor of Samai Laccha Semai who was fined Tk 2 lakh.
RAB-14 (CPC-2) Lt M Shovon Khan was also present during the drive.