A mobile court in two separate drives yesterday fined two bakeries and 11 shops Tk 3.21 lakh for adulteration of food, unhygienic condition and weight manipulation at Baridhara in the city.
The mobile court team, assisted by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members, went to Bhai Bhai Bakery and Confectionary and Ma Bakery and Fast Food at Baridhara Notun Bazar and fined them Tk 2 lakh and Tk 1 lakh respectively.
The mobile court, led by a magistrate, wanted to see the licences of the bakeries, but they failed to show the licences. The also found date-expired foodstuff there.
Later, the magistrate and Rab members raided 11 shops at Nadda Kitchen Market and checked scales and weights. They found many of those do not have actual weights.
The 11 shops were fined Tk 21,000 .