KERALA

Raid on shops, hotels

: A joint team of officials from the Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology, Health and Revenue departments and the police carried out raids on shops, hotels and ration depots across the city on Wednesday.

The operation was part of a drive launched by the monitoring cell headed by the District Collector to check irregularities by traders during the Onam festival season.

In the raids at Sreevaraham, Pettah, Pattom and Marappalam, the squad initiated action against three provision stores and five vegetable traders.

Faulty scales seized

As many as three faulty scales were seized from traders. The licence of a ration shop at Marappalam was suspended.

District Supply Officer M. Sasidharan Nair led the operation. Senior Inspector, Legal Metrology, Sivakumar; Food Inspector John Vijayakumar; City Rationing Officer (South) K.Vijayan; City Rationing Officer (North) Abdul Khader; and rationing inspectors; were part of the squad.

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