Kamol Chakraborty: Divisional Chief,Chattogram:
Aceland’s Mobile Court at Filling Station, Retail Oil Store and Jewelery Store at Lohagara, Chittagong. Mobile courts are being set up to verify that filling stations are selling oil in the right measure in the face of rising oil prices. A total fine of Tk 9,000 (Nine thousand) was levied on two jewelery shops for non-renewal of licenses and non-use of gold measuring equipment as per BSTI verification.
The raid was carried out on Monday, November 22 at noon along with Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Md. Masud Rana and a representative of BSTI. At this time, two filling stations and one retail oil store were able to get the correct weight according to BSTI standards.
Sanatan Nath, president of the jewelery association, was instructed to renew the dealing licenses of all jewelery shops and use BSTI certified weighing scales as per government rules. The mobile court was conducted under the supervision of BSTI Inspector Md. Zillur Rahman and in collaboration with Lohagara Police.
Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Md Masud Rana said the purpose of the mobile court, directed by the Upazila Nirbahi Officer(UNO), was to make traders aware. In the aftermath of Corona, the administration will be more proactive in protecting consumer rights and in addition to official work, such campaigns will be conducted regularly in the future.
BD / KCB / CTG / 6:53 p.m.