Govt starts removing cigarette hoardings
Srinagar, Sep 5: On the instructions of District Magistrate Srinagar, Er Farooq Ahmed Shah, the Anti-Tobacco Squad (ATS) headed by Food Safety Officer Srinagar Thursday removed advertisements-cum-signboards of cigarettes displayed at various vending points in the City, an official handout said.
“The advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products has been banned by Govt of India under Section 5 of COTPA,” it added.
The squad along with police and volunteers of J&K Voluntary Health Association physically removed these advertisement boards from various markets in Srinagar.
The DDC has warned the traders and shopkeepers that if these tobacco advertisements are not removed within one week, the same would then be physically removed by the squad and legal action initiated against the defaulters.
Meanwhile the squad also imposed a fine of Rs 2,300 on 15 persons who were found smoking at public places. “Besides, two shopkeepers at Forest Lane Sheikh Bagh near the gate of Mallinson Girl’s School and a general grocer located outside Presentation Convent School Raj Bagh were also imposed fine for selling cigarettes, within 100 yards of the school in violation of Section 6 (a) and (b) of COTPA,” the handout said. “The squad has recommended to District Magistrate Srinagar to cancel the registration of these shops,” it added.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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