GOLAGHAT, July 12: At least 16.6 quintals of fish were seized at the retail and wholesale fish markets in Golaghat during a raid conducted by a team of Food and Civil Supplies Department on Thursday.
It is to be mentioned that the state government had imposed a blanket ban on formalin-laced fish imported from other states, prohibition against storage, distribution and sale of fish products including crustaceans treated with formalin or other forms of preservatives.
Acting on this order, the deputy commissioner of Golaghat Gaurav Bothra took steps and ordered officials of department of fisheries to check fishes in the market. As per the order additional fofficer Budhindra Dihingia and fishery inspector Jayanta Gogoi checked fishes at retail and wholesale markets in Golaghat. They have reported that large number of ‘Challani’ fishes are being sold in the market in the name of local species fish. Receiving this report the DC ordered to conduct raids. Soon a team of Food and Civil Supplies Department led by Inspector Manoj Kumar Bora and Inspector Mriganka Krishna Gogoi along with police and health department officials conducted raids at retail and wholesale fish market in Golaghat and seized 16.6 Quintals of ‘Challani’ fish. After that all the seized fishes were taken to Nagabali area and were destroyed.