ANN News Desk
Srinagar, June 15: Authorities have intensified efforts to check the black-marketing in Kashmir after several consumers complained about exorbitant rates being charged by some shopkeepers.
An official informed ANN News that in view of complaints of profiteering, authorities have expedited surprise checks of markets to book the violators.
In past twenty days, authorities have seized fifteen shops while the fine upto tune of over Rs 2 lakh has also been recovered from violators.
An official said that several shopkeepers have also been booked under relevant sections of law for selling essential commodities at exorbitant rates.
The market checking team also destroyed rotten bakery and vegetables on spot and warned sellers to not repeat the violations.