12 butchers arrested, selling meat at exorbitant rates


The district administration arrested 12 butchers, registered cases against 21 others and sealed seven shops over selling meat at exorbitant rates during Eid holidays.

The teams during monitoring of prices in various markets also imposed a fine of Rs 489,000 on several butchers over profiteering. According to official sources, 7 butchers were booked in tehsil city and 1 was arrested.

Seven shops were sealed, 14 cases were registered and 11 butchers were arrested in tehsil Jarranwala.

Fine of Rs 277,000 was imposed on butchers in tehsil Samundri and Rs 30,000 in tehsil Tandlianwal over selling meat at higher prices.—APP