Srinagar, May 09 : Srinagar Police today cracked whip on shopkeeprs who charged high rates from the customers.
SDPO Sadder accompanied by Tehsildar South along with DO Rangrath today visited different areas of the Sadder Police sub division and checked the rate lists of the shopkeepers.
During surprise checks huge quantity of rotten vegetables and fruits were disposed off while a fine of around Rs 7,000 was also charged from hoarders and black marketers.
Various shops ranging from chicken, meat, vegetables, sweets and fruits were checked.
General buyers of the market appreciated the step of the Police along with civil administration and demanded that such drive must continue in holy month of Ramadan.