A team of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP), in a drive, in Cumilla fined Taka 33,000 as fine money from the owners of three business establishments, including a rice wholesaler and a warehouse in the district town area on Friday morning.
Sources concerned said the team led by Assistant Director of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) in Cumilla Asadul Islam conducted the drive at M/S Mahbub Enterprise and M/S Dayal Enterprise and fined them Taka 10,000 and Taka 8,000 respectively for selling rice at higher price while buying those at lower price and stock rice without stock license.
The team also fined M/S Hawk Products Bakery in the district town area around 10.30 am and realized Taka 15,000 from them for selling products to the consumers without mentioning price and weight.
The business establishments were fined Taka 33,000 for various irregularities and in the violation of the Consumer Rights Protection Act-2009, Asadul Islam said.
Members of the law enforcement agencies assisted the operation team which will conduct such drives against those who stockpile rice illegally and sell it at exorbitant prices, he said.
As part of the DNCPR authorities, this kind of drives would be continued in the district, the DNCRP official added.