District and upazila administrations and other entities concerned in Rajshahi expedited drives against food adulteration and irregularities in order to protect consumer rights.
As part of the drives, the district administration conducted a daylong mobile court in BSCIC industrial estate and found 12 vermicelli factories guilty of manufacturing food items in unhygienic condition.
The court fined the factories Tk 1,26,800 and realised the fine instantly.
Additional district magistrate Subrata Paul led the mobile court.
Upazila nirbahi officer Abdullah Al Mahmud and executive magistrate Zahid Hassan Milky conducted a mobile court at Baneswar Bazar in Puthiya upazila and fined two hotels and restaurants Tk 10,000 as those were found guilty of manufacturing, possessing and selling food items in unhygienic condition.
Bagha upazila nirbahi officer Shamim Reja fined four sweetmeat stores Tk 7,500 after conducting a mobile court in Bagha Bazar area on Monday afternoon.
Deputy commissioner SM Abdul Kader told the local journalists that such drives would continue in public interests.
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