A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court fined businessmen Tk 30.75 lakh at Jatrabari's wholesale market for selling onion and potato at higher prices on Saturday.
Five traders were also given various prison terms.Rab’s Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam, along with the Rab-2 deputy commanding officer, conducted the drive at Boro Bazar of Jatrabari from 4am to 2:30pm on Saturday.
During the drive, the mobile court fined 31 traders and also sentenced five of them to jail.
The mobile court also fined another trader Tk 2 lakh for selling stale fish.
After the operation, wholesalers are selling onions at Tk 50 instead of Tk 67.