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Rupees four lac penalty imposed against Brick Kiln owners for overcharging in Budgam

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Acting upon the instructions given by Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, the ADC Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of brick kiln units which were allegedly selling bricks at exorbitant rates. The ADC Budgam was accompanied by Tehsil Budgam, Naib Tehsildar and police officials. Pertinent to mention here that DC Budgam vide his office order No. DCB/Brick Kilns/2020/54, dated 21.08.2020 has fixed rate of bricks as 21000 per 3000 bricks including all taxes except transportation. The team while inspecting and recording statement of complainant came to conclusion that two brick kiln owners were found involved in overcharging bricks at exorbitant rates, thus violating orders issued by Deputy Commissioner Budgam. The ADC imposed Rs. 4 lac penalty on spot against the violators and said that strict action as per law shall follow. Speaking on the occasion, ADC Budgam categorically said that no brick kiln owner shall be permitted to overcharging at exorbitant rates. The ADC Budgam appealed general public to approach his office to register complaint if any, against those brick kiln owners who are violating government approved rates.(KNS)

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