CHITRAL: At least 15 people were fined for selling substandard items, overcharging and lack of cleanliness in different parts of the local bazaar on Wednesday.
The action was taken during a snap visit of different markets by Assistant Commissioner Chitral Mr Alamgir.
A total of 12,400 rupees were collected from 11 shopkeepers and four fuel dealers as a fine on the occasion, said the AC.
The official warned that anyone found fleecing the consumers by overcharging or tampering in weigh would be taken to task. He said snap checking of the markets would continue to facilitate the consumers.