Controlling Price of Ramadan Essentials

‘Govt to get tough on extortionists’

Staff Correspondent

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said the government will take tougher action against extortionists to keep the price of essential commodities under control ahead of the month of holy Ramadan.  

He gave the warning while speaking at a webinar on the law and order situation and controlling price of essential commodities ahead of holy Ramadan. Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised it.

Kamal said, “On the recommendation of transport leaders, we have taken measures in some places where criminals extort from good-laden transports and we have been, though not fully, successful to curb the extortion.”

The minister also urged the businessmen to provide information to law enforcement agencies about the extortionists and assured them of taking action against the criminals.  He directed law enforcing agencies to help the government bodies conduct drives against dishonest traders and all sort of anomalies in the market.

Speaking on the occasion, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said that they will also work to keep the price of daily essential commodities under control.

“We have a formed a nine-member market monitoring committee to keep the price of essential commodities under control. When the committee will start working in this regard, we will get the benefit,” Taposh said.

He informed that the committee will start their activities very soon.

DCCI President Rizwan Rahman, Senior Vice-President NKA Mobin,   representatives from RAB, police, Bangladesh Standard Testing Institution and Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection also attended the event.