Hemant Soren also investigated himself
Complaint was received from social media
Action has been done on shop in Deoghar
Black marketing of masks and sanitizers is a crime
Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has made it clear that black
marketing of essential goods on such occasions is a crime. Amid efforts to
curb Corona, He has specifically said that the government will take strong
action if there is a complaint of selling masks and sanitizer at a higher
price. Mr. Soren himself underwent a scan of his body temperature in the
assembly premises today. Health workers of Sadar Hospital had reached
there for this work. The investigation found the body temperature of the
chief minister to be normal. This was the normal screening process caused
by the corona virus.
The Chief Minister came to know through social media that masks and
sanitizer are being sold at higher prices in Ranchi. Seeing the seriousness of
the matter, the Chief Minister has directed the Deputy Commissioner
Ranchi and the police to take appropriate cognizance of the matter and take
appropriate punitive action. The Chief Minister said that all the vendors are
aware and they should understand that masks and sanitizer come under the
purview of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, so selling them at a rate
higher than black marketing and fair price is a crime.
Chief minister acted after complaint
Mr. Soren has directed adminstration at the prevention of corona after
receiving a complaint through social media. He had received complaints
about the sale of masks and sanitizers at a reputed drug store in Ranchi and
some other parts of the state. Taking immediate action, Mr. Soren had also
issued a directive to the district administration to investigate the matter and
take appropriate action. People are complaining that the prices of these two
goods have been suddenly increased by the shopkeepers across the state.
Due to this type of action in Deoghar, punitive action has already been taken
against a shop there and the shop keeper is facing legal actions now.