April 1, 2023, 2:25 pm

Staff Correspondent

2023-01-31 16:57:53 BdST

Sale of Zamzam water halted at Baitul Mukarram market

The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) has suspended the sale of holy water of Makkah's Zamzam Well in the capital's Baitul Mukarram market.

DNCRP Director General AHM Shafiquzzaman said this during a view exchange meeting at its head office in the capital today.

At the same time, he said a special drive is underway to find out whether the holy water is being sold elsewhere in the country or not.

Before taking any further decision, Shafiquzzaman said the Islamic Foundation has been requested to verify whether it is even legal to sell this water.

He said the temporary ban also encompasses any scope of online sales as well.

The DNCRP Director General said, "It's a sensitive matter. After knowing about the issue, we've decided to hold an urgent meeting. Then we decided to ban the sale of Zamzam water in Baitul Mukarram market temporarily, because we never heard of Zamzam water being sold in Saudi Arabia,"

Abdul Jabbar Mandal, assistant director of DNCRP, said that during a raid in Baitul Mukarram market, small bottles of Zamzam water were found being sold at Taka 300, while 5 litre bottles were being sold at Taka 2,500.

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