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KATRA: A team of the Legal Metrology Department Reasi under the supervision of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Reasi Rajesh Heera conducted intensive checking of various business establishments especially provision, Karyana stores, Atta Chakis, ration depot, sweet shops, veg./fruit sellers, bar and restaurant, shopkeepers selling mineral water cold drinks and snacks on National Highway from Katra to Domail and adjoining areas.
During inspection traders were booked for violation of various provisions of J and K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997 and Package Commodities Rules and nine Challans were compounded and penalty of Rs 14,500 was imposed on the erring traders.
Besides this, department directed all the traders to use only verified weights and measures for business transactions and ensure that all the package commodities sold to the consumers must bear the MRP, PKD, Net Contents and complete address and consumer care number.
The department has also warned the unscrupulous traders to desist from using unfair trade practices to cheat the innocent consumers and also appealed to the consumers to remain vigilant while purchasing the commodities.
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