3 traders booked for unethical practices

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 11: Officers from the capital district administration, along with enforcement officers of the legal metrology & consumer affairs (LMCA) department, booked three traders for various violations during a surprise inspection of trading premises of wholesale and retail traders here.
The traders were caught overpricing water bottles, cold drinks, etc, and were booked for violation of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, and the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
Of the three, one was booked for using unverified weights and measures and exhibiting wrong weights, while the two others were booked for overpricing.
The team, comprising Doimukh SDO Sabaddam Tayang, LMCA Assistant Controller Taba Tabin, and LMCA Inspectors Debia Tana and Taw Tassar, inspected the trading premises of around 19 traders in G Extension, Polo Colony, D Sector and Barapani areas, as per the direction of Capital Complex DC Komkar Dulom.
The traders and the public were advised not to encourage/exercise overpricing of essential commodities and packaged commodities during the lockdown.
Naharlagun EAC Ashok Tajo informed that in the last few days, especially after the declaration of the lockdown by the state government, there have been many complaints regarding overpricing of essential commodities and packaged items at various grocery stores in the nook and corner of the capital region.
The DC said such inspection would be carried out on a daily basis, and requested the traders, wholesalers and retailers to cooperate with the administration and strictly follow business etiquette, so that the common people do not have to suffer during such difficult times. (DIPRO)