A super shop in Chattogram has been fined Tk20,000 for transporting seven of its employees in a single private car.
District Executive Magistrate Md Touhidul Islam fined the super shop authorities at the Khulshi area on Tuesday.
"While patrolling Khulshi, we noticed a private car carrying eight people including the driver," said Touhidul, adding, "We stopped the car and upon interrogation we found out that the seven passengers were employees of the Shopping Bag super shop in Kajir Dewri area of the port city."
Authorities of the super shop arranged for only one vehicle to transport its employees, he further said.
"We fined them Tk20,000 for not maintaining social distance while transporting their employees."
A grocery shop named Kamal General Store in the GEC Circle area of the city was also fined Tk10,000 for selling essentials without maintaining proper social distancing around the shop.