J-K Handicrafts dept lodges FIR against dealers, hawkers

The Handicrafts department of Jammu and Kashmir today lodged an FIR against 21 handicraft dealers and hawkers in for alleged violation of the Tourist Trade Act, its spokesman said here on Thursday.

Last Updated: May 27, 2010, 20:14 PM IST

Srinagar: The Handicrafts department of
Jammu and Kashmir today lodged an FIR against 21 handicraft
dealers and hawkers in for alleged violation of the Tourist
Trade Act, its spokesman said here on Thursday.

Most of the alleged offenders, who had stalls or were
selling their wares at Nehru Park and Boulevard on the banks
of the Dal lake, were booked for obstructing and threatening
an inspection team, he said.

He said an FIR was lodged against them at Nehru Park
police station.

The accused were also found involved in fake labelling
and non-registration with the department and a fine of
Rs 8,000 was recovered from them, the spokesman said.

PTI