October 31, 2020, 3:40 pm
Staff Reporter, Sylhet : A large quantity of beans and peas have been recovered by operating a mobile court in Jaintapur, Sylhet. Syndicate traders were bringing these products from different parts of the country for the purpose of smuggling them to India illegally, creating the possibility of an artificial crisis inside the country.
To prevent this, the Jaintapur Upazila Nirbahi Magistrate conducted a mobile court on Friday (October 9) at around 10:30 pm and seized a large quantity of beans and peas from Lamapat area of Nijpat. Two cases were filed under Section 19 of the Agricultural Marketing Act 2018 by conducting mobile courts. It was recovered with a fine of 1 lakh 10 thousand rupees.
In this regard, Upazila Nirbahi Magistrate Md. Omar Farooq said, “After receiving the news on the basis of secret information, I conducted a mobile court and imposed fines in two cases.” He said the mobile court campaign against illegal hoarders creating artificial crisis would continue across the upazila. At the same time, he said, a syndicate group was smuggling domestic resources to India and putting their country in danger. This can lead to an artificial crisis. Therefore, he urged everyone to refrain from smuggling the country’s resources abroad.
A special team of police led by Executive Magistrate and Upazila Assistant Commissioner Bhumi Mohammad Omar Farooq, Jaintapur Model Police Station OC Investigation Omar Farooq, SI Zakir Hossain, General Secretary of Jaintapur Station Bazar Business Association Sirajul Islam were also present.