The government is operating mobile courts across the country, including the capital, to control the onion market. On Saturday, onion sellers were fined at different districts of the country for selling onions at high prices, said sources.
Mohammad Abdul Jabbar Mandal, assistant director of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection conducted a mobile court drive in onion wholesale market and retail market at Shah Ali and Pallabi thana areas of Mirpur.
During the drive, Ansar’s grocery store was fined Tk 2,000, Ayub's grocery store Tk 2,000, Enamul Haque’s grocery store Tk 2,000, Sonar Bangla traders Tk 5,000 and Enayet traders Tk 10,000 for not hanging the price chart and selling onions at a higher price.
Seven companies were fined Tk 76,000 altogether for production and processing of raw fish in the same chamber of refrigerator and other offences.
Meanwhile, in Cumilla, a mobile court has fined two onion traders for allegedly selling onions at a lower price in Muradnagar upazila of Comilla. Upazila Sadar Bazar area Onion store operation was conducted by Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Saiful Islam Kamal. The fined traders are Tajul Islam and Abdul Baten. It should be noted that four teams of the Ministry of Commerce are monitoring the capital markets every day to oversee the onion market.