3 Jatrabari traders fined Tk 1.5 lakh for storing 15,000 litres of soybean oil
A mobile court has fined three grocery shop owners in Dhaka's Jatrabari Tk 1.5 lakh on charge of storing 15,000 litres of soyabean oil and selling those at hiked price.
The shops are: Adity Traders, Sifat Trading and Mintu Store.
The owners of the three shops were fined Tk 50,000 each by the mobile court assisted by Rab and Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP), Bina Rani Das, operations officer of Rab-3, told The Daily Star.
They stored around 15,000 litres of edible oil in their shops and were charging Tk 34 higher, per litre oil, than the government-set price, she said.
Meanwhile, a team of DNCRP, during a drive, seized 15,000 litres of soybean oil from a shop named Siraj Store at Pahartoli in Chattogram city today, Azizur Rahman, deputy director of DNCRP, confirmed.
The team fined the shop owner Tk 1.7 lakh for storing edible oil illegally, he said.