As the part of authorities’ move to stop selling adulterated food items and goods and free the consumers from clutches of unscrupulous traders, the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection recently fined 110 companies Taka 8,07,000.
The fine realized from more than 100 business establishments by carrying out different drives in the capital and various divisions and districts
joined by as many as 45 officials of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP).
They monitored 42 markets throughout the country and fined and realized 4 lakh 92 thousand 200 taka for making food products at unhealthy places, selling goods without any MRP seal and expired foods, including medicine, cheating with customers while weighing products, using banned ingredients in foods and not showing any price list.
Besides, ten companies were fined on the basis of the written complaints lodged by customers and 25 percent of the fine was paid to the complainants immediately.
Among others, deputy commissioners, officials of district police, Armed Police Battalion, Civil Surgeon Offices and representatives of local administration were present during the drives.