GUWAHATI, May 1 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation today fined two grocery shops of the city � one for operating without licence and the other for selling items at inflated rates.
GMC Joint Commissioner Siddhartha Goswami, Veterinary Officer Pradip Medhi and Deputy Enforcement Officer Khagen Das along with a team of municipal police inspected the shops � Baldev Store and Royal Bhander � in Lachit Nagar and Sarania area near Kasturba Gandhi Ashram respectively.
A GMC statement mentioned, �The team of GMC inspected two grocery shops after receiving public complaints. Baldev Store was fined with Rs 2,000 for not having a licence for selling grocery items. On the other hand, Royal Bhandar, which was selling essential commodities at inflated rates, has been fined Rs 5,000.�
Moreover, a penalty of Rs 11,500 was imposed on three vans for carrying fish and chicken illegally. The Bhagaduttapur Police Station in Kahilipara area seized the items.