Task Force team constituted to regulate acid sale in Srinagar

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The authorities on Thursday constituted 11-member surveillance Task Force Committee to regulate sale of acid and corrosive substances in Srinagar district following acid attack on a 24-year-old a couple of days ago.

The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar said that immediate remedial measures are required to fix the responsibility.

“Accordingly, a surveillance Task Force to regulate sale of acid/ corrosive substances in district Srinagar is hereby constituted,” reads a administration order.

As per the order the team shall conduct survey regarding unregulated, unauthorised and illegal sale of acid and corrosive substances in light of the order of the Supreme Court in Laxmi Vs Union of India and others case.

It reads that the team shall furnish report within 2 weeks along with specific recommendations regarding action to be taken.

“The team shall be competent to seal premises, commercial establishments found indulging in illegal and unauthorised sale of acid and corrosive substances and shall ensure that no one is allowed to buy, sell, use, store, distribute, transport acid and corrosive substances in contravention to rules and laws governing the same,” it reads.

It reads that the team shall ensure that every license-holder shall maintain a register recording of all sales of acid and corrosive substances, other than those used by a chemist and druggist for dispensing or compounding in compliance with the prescription of a medical or veterinary practitioner.

“The following particulars shall be entered in such register in respect of each sale, namely:

  1. a) Serial No. b) Date of sale. c) Name, telephone number and address of the purchaser. d) Name of the acid/corrosive substance. c) Quantity sold. g) Signature of purchaser or thumb impression if illiterate or in case of purchase by post, date of letter or written order and reference to the origins in the file in which is preserved. h) Signature of dealer,” it reads.

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