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Rice hoarders at Badamtali wholesale market raided, fined

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Published: 13:48, 2 June 2022   Update: 17:26, 2 June 2022
Rice hoarders at Badamtali wholesale market raided, fined

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A mobile court of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is carrying out a drive at Badamtali wholesale rice market to identify the illegal hoarders.

The mobile court led by Afifa Khan, senior assistant secretary also executive magistrate of the DSCC, started the drive around 11:30am and it was continued till filing of the report around 1:30pm.

“We have fined a number of wholesalers in the market for illegal hoarding of rice, Afifa Khan told the Business Insider Bangladesh while, she was leading the drive.

Further details will be known after the drive, the government official said.

Less than 24 hours into Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive to find out unlawful hoarding of rice, the food ministry on Tuesday formed eight teams to monitor illegal stockpiling of rice and boro paddy across the country

The team will monitor any kind of dishonestly hoarding of rice and paddy and will take legal action against the people responsible for creating an artificial crisis in the country, according to the government decision.

The food ministry also set up a control room asking people to report to it by calling +88022233802113, 01790499942 and 01713003506 numbers about any illegal hoarding and any kind of unauthorised trading of rice and paddy.

Earlier on May 30, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked her cabinet colleagues to take prompt action against any kind of hoarding of rice.