The Dhubri district food and civil supply and consumer affairs department on Friday seized 102 quintals of iodized edible salt stored illegally from two retail shops at Halakura market area in Dhubri.
Acting on a tip off, a team led by executive magistrates Debasena Barman, Amrita Dutta andNibedita Borthakur and food inspectors Biswajit Sutradhar and Mrigen Das conducted a search operation in Shakti Store and Deep Store located in the Halakura market and seized the illegally stored salt.
The officials found that the seized salt was stored beyond the admissible limit.
Moreover, the owners of the two shops were doing business without possessing valid licence under the Assam Trade Articles (Licensing & Control) order 1982.
The value of the salt is over Rs 1 lakh in the market.
Assam food and civil supplies minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass has also appreciated the officials for conducting the raid.
“Successful operation of supply department, illegal salt worth lakhs was seized in Dhubri district,” Dass wrote on his Facebook page.