Authorities seize eight medical shops in Bandipora

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BANDIPORA — In a concerted effort to tackle illegal drug sales and ensure compliance with regulations, authorities in Bandipora seized eight medical shops found violating various rules, including selling drugs without proper prescriptions.

According to an official statement provided to a Srinagar-based news gathering agency, a surprise inspection was conducted by a team led by drug inspector Bandipora, Bilal Ahmad. The team, accompanied by officials from the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sumbal and the Station House Officer (SHO) Sumbal, identified and seized eight shops in the market area operating without adhering to legal requirements.

The official emphasized that such enforcement actions are crucial in curbing the illicit sale of drugs without prescriptions, which can potentially be abused by drug users. The crackdown is part of ongoing efforts to maintain public health and safety.

The officer also indicated that similar drives would continue in the near future as part of sustained efforts to regulate the pharmaceutical sector and prevent the unauthorized distribution of drugs.

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