Jamshedpur: A team of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee confiscated 13 quintal banned polythene bags from three shops in a series of raids conducted in the Sakchi market on Saturday. It was led by the special officer of JNAC Sanjay Kumar who ordered the revenue department to slap a fine of Rs 3.5 lakh on the accused traders.
Sources said the polythene bags were seized from the shops of traders Umesh Sao, Babu and Ashok. Around 80 large sacks of polythene were secretly kept in the shops for sale to retailers.
The JNAC team had confiscated seven tonnes of banned polythene from the shop of one Jitendra Sao at Sakchi market.
Other members of the JNAC team included Jyoti Punj Pandey, Prakash Kumar, Vinod Tiwary and Ganesh Ram.