uthorities on Monday sealed a meat shop for violating the government approved rates for mutton in Lal Bazar area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
The food enforcement department on Monday conducted a special drive against meat sellers and sealed many meat shops for selling meat on much higher rates.
An official told Good Morning Kashmir that, “We had received complaints from many areas about meat sellers selling meat 600 per kilogram. We carried out checking in many areas including Lal Bazar and found a meat seller violating government fixed rates.” Adding that the drive against such violators will continue.
He also appealed to the people to cooperate with admin and register complaints against the violators.
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“Many people in nexus with meat sellers buy the meat from these meat sellers against the rates fixed by the authorities. People should object to any violation or overcharging and register complaints with the administration instead of helping the meat sellers succeed in their designs,” he said.
The local residents of Lal Bazar hailed the drive saying that it will help in maintaining the normal rates in the market.
Government last week fixed Rs 535 for mutton per kg. The decision was accepted by the meat sellers association Kashmir, however few meat sellers are still selling meat 600 per/kg.