Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam has fined Tk 10 lakh to Gabtoli cattle market leaseholder for not maintaining coronavirus health guidelines.
While visiting the cattle hut on Monday, he became angry to see the mismanagement of the haat. Then he ordered the magistrate to fine Tk 10 lakh to the leaseholder, halting the sale for an hour.
Mayor Atiqul said legal action will be taken if found this type of mismanagement at any cattle market.
The leaseholders are given permission to lease on some conditions.
He asked the leaseholder to conduct the haat following the health rules properly, rather he will close the market.
Atiqul Islam distributed face masks among people who entered the haat without masks.