LAHORE - City District government Lahore (CDGL) continued its drive against profiteers and hoarders across the provincial capital and challaned 32 shopkeepers besides imposing fine worth Rs 54,700 against them.

Special price control magistrates on Monday conducted raids on 604 shops and got arrested 75 persons for overcharging after lodging 48 FIRs against violators of the Price Act.

Out of total 75 arrested persons, 27 were sent to the prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.

DCO Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the town administrators to continue crackdown against the profiteers to provide relief to the masses.