25 Rajshahi shops fined Tk 3.39 lakh in March

Our Correspondent

3 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) fined 25 shops Taka 3.39 lakh in the division in March last for selling and manufacturing adulterated food items.

BSTI Director Engineer Selim Reza said the regional office conducted the drives against the shops involved in manufacturing substandard and adulterated food items.

BSTI, Rajshahi regional office in association with local administration conducted four mobile courts and eight surveillance drives in different districts and found the shops selling substandard food items, violating the rules and regulations.

The courts realised the fine money from the shop owners as penalty during the drives conducted in eight districts under the division.

The BSTI regional office also conducted eight surveillance drives for prevention of pilferage in weight and measurement and formalin use in fruit and fish and lodged 18 regular cases against the law violators.