Free Press Journal

Bhopal Municipal Corporation acts tough against 34 ‘illegal’ abattoirs


BHOPAL: Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday took action against 34 meat shops which were accused of operating without a proper license in different parts of the city. While taking action against the shops the team comprising BMC officials, BMC’s anti-encroachment team and local police seized about two quintal meat including that of chicken, buffalo, goat and fish.

Earlier mayor Alok Sharma on Monday, during his public hearing session had announced that action would be taken against over 100 ‘illegal’ meat shops operating in different areas of the city. The action taken on Thursday was part of his announcement. On Thursday the BMC team took action against illegal meat shops operating in Bairagarh, Karond and Gandhi Nagar areas.

“During the action, other than meat, equipments and electronic items were also seized from the shops. Display boards, meat, poultry cages and other items were seized in 15 trucks. BMC also raked in a fine of Rs 19,400 from the violators and owners of the illegal shops. The action would continue in other parts of the city in upcoming days,” said public relation officer, BMC, Harish Gupta.