57 traders booked for overcharging by LMD

Srinagar, May 01 (KNS): Reacting to complaints received against unscrupulous traders, Legal Metrology Department continued its market inspection drive on Sunday during which action was taken against 57 traders who were operating in violation of the Legal Metrology laws. 

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), an amount of Rs 36, 800 was collected as fine on spot from different traders which include Bakery, Vegetable and Mutton Sellers. 
The statement reads that the shopkeepers were warned to refrain from any unfair trade practices during this auspicious occasion of Eid. 
“Moreover, the consumers were advised to check the various mandatory declarations on the products before purchasing them like MRP, Net Weight, Date of Packing, Customer Care address etc and in case of any complaints they are requested to lodge their complaints with Legal Metrology department.”
It is pertinent to mention that on the eve of Eid-ul-Fiter, the traders are often resorting to overcharging and other unfair trade practices. 
It added that administration, while taking a serious note of such violations, have constituted special market checking teams in order to check this. (KNS)

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