Beerwah, 26 May: On the directions of Tehsildar Beerwah, Naib Tehsildar Abdul Ahad accompanied by officers from Municipal Committee & Police Station Beerwah on Saturday conducted surprise market checking in main town Beerwah.
The checking was aimed at ensuring the quality and to curb black marketing and profiteering of essential commodities and to keep vigil on erring shopkeepers during the holy month of Ramadhan.
During the checking, the joint team destroyed outdated food items, rotten vegetables and fruits and realized fine on various shopkeepers for violating the legal regulations. The squad also seized and destroyed large quantity of polythene bags on spot.
Meanwhile, Tehsildar Beerwah, Peer Zahid said that such drives will be conducted on routine basis so that quality of commodities is ensured. He urged shopkeepers not to violate the rules besides displaying the rate lists at their respective shops.
Moreover, the Tehsildar also warned the shopkeepers to maintain genuine rates during the holy month of Ramadan, failing which stern action would be taken against the violators adding the drive against the erring traders will continue during the holy month of Ramadhan.
Locals appreciated the act and hoped such drives would continue in future as well.