Adulteration peaking in J&K, 1247 cases in two years

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: Jammu and Kashmir government today claimed to have registered over 1247 cases of adulteration during the last two years with Jammu and Anantnag topping the list having 132 recorded cases.

The government also realized over Rs 97 lakh after imposing fine. In a written reply to the question asked by National Conference legislator, Mubarak Gul, minister of health and medical education department-Bali Bhagat claimed that over 1247 adulteration cases have been registered in 2014-2016.

Giving district wise detail, the minister said the maximum number of cases had been registered from Jammu and Anantnag (132 each), followed by Kathua (103), Ganderbal (100), Srinagar (97), Budgam (76), Doda (54), Kishtwar (22), Ramban (11), Poonch (19), Samba (60), Rajouri (40), Udhampur (69), Baramulla (66), Kulgam (60), Shopian (10), Kupwara (51), Bandipora (68), Pulwama (43) and Leh/Kargil (8). The minister also shared that out of total 1247 registered cases, 1013 cases have been decided and convicted. He also said that a fine of Rs 9739170 had been realized from the defaulters.

 

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