Ten medicine shops and a food factory were fined Taka 14-lakh here yesterday afternoon on charges of possessing and selling of date-expired and sub-standard medicines and injections and manufacturing of food items in unhygienic condition.
A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) led by Executive Magistrate Nizam Uddin conducted a raid in different parts of the city.The team found the shops including Royal Pharmacy, Jaman Pharmacy, Al Nur Pharmacy and Old Rajshahi Pharmacy involved in possessing and selling of the date-expired food supplements and medicines.
Subsequently, the mobile court fined the shop owners Tk eight lakh in total and realized the money instantly.
In another drive, the mobile court has also fined Bishal Food Industries Taka six lakh at BSCIC Industrial Estate on charge of producing and processing food items in unhygienic condition yesterday.
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.