LAHORE: Special teams of the district administration during a drive against overcharging in the city on Tuesday challaned 82 shopkeepers besides imposing fine worth Rs 1, 04,300 on violators of price act.
The magistrates also lodged 17 FIRs and sent 20 persons to prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.
Special Price Control Magistrates raided on 750 places in various areas of the provincial capital and inspected prices of commodities at local level.
District Coordination Officer (DCO) Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the price control officials to continue crackdown against the hoarders and profiteers.