Rab raids sweetmeat shops in Keraniganj; Tk 6 lakh realized in fines

Rab raids sweetmeat shops in Keraniganj; Tk 6 lakh realized in fines

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Dhaka – Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court fined five sweetmeat shops of Tk 6 lakh on charges of making low-quality sweetmeats in Keraniganj on Thursday.Sources at the Rab-10 battalion headquarters said an operational team of the battalion led by its ASP Md Asaduzzaman along with executive magistrate Md Sarwar Alam conducted a drive at Rajendrapur of South Keraniganj from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.During the drive, the elite force found that low-quality sweetmeats were being made at Rifat Mistannya Bhander, Ma Mistannya Bhander, Pakhi Ma Mistannya Bhandar, Apurba Mistannya Bhander, and Adi Basu Dev Mistannya Bhander. Employees of the shops were making sweetmeats in an unhygienic environment without using gloves, and also making harmful chemicals, said ASP Md Sajjad Hossain of Rab-10.The mobile court fined Jahangir Alam, 40, the owner of Rifat Mistannya Bhander, Tk 1.59 lakh, in default of which two months simple jail; Sunil Shaha, owner of Ma Mistannya Bhander, Tk 1.50 lakh, in default two months imprisoned; Babul Das, owner of Pakhi Ma Mistannya Bhandar, Tk 50,000, in default one month jail; Amal Modok, owner of Apurba Mistannya Bhander, Tk 1.50 lakh, in default two months jail and the owner of Adi Basu Dev Mistannya Bhander, whose name could not be ascertained, Tk 1 lakh, in default one month jail.Owners of the five sweetmeat shops were released upon payment of the fines. (UNB)

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