Beef prices will decrease if extortion curbed: Sayeed Khokon

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon on Thursday said beef prices will come down if extortion can be reined in at Gabtoli cattle market, reports UNB.

"Beef prices will decrease even to a little extent if extortion at Gabtoli cattle market can be stopped," he said while talking to reporters after visiting Hatirpool kitchen market in the afternoon.

Sayeed Khokon said digital boards for displaying price list will be installed at 21 kitchen markets under the DSCC so that the price list can be updated from the Nagar Bhaban directly without visiting markets.

Mentioning that they were carrying out the monitoring activities with limited workforce, he said the monitoring committees have been directed not only to impose fine for food adulteration but also award imprisonment.

The DSCC mayor also said police have been informed of extortion at the Gaptoli cattle market.

Later, Sayeed Khokon talked to meat traders, and buyers at the kitchen market.

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