Shop sealed for possession of pan masala, cigarettes

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 29: A general store here in ‘C’ sector was sealed on Wednesday after a price monitoring and control team found the shopkeeper keeping pan masala, cigarettes, etc for sale in his shop premise, in violation of the district magistrate’s order of 25 April.
Moreover, there were also complaints of the shopkeeper selling them at exorbitant prices to consumers, taking undue advantage of the Covid-19 lockdown.
The shopkeeper was booked under Section 36 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 in violation of rule 6 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 by the Legal Metrology officers, informed LMCA Assistant Controller Taba Tabin.
The team, led by CO Nikita Panggam and assisted by officers of the LMCA, Assistant Controller Taba Tabin, inspectors Debia Tana and Taw Tassar also inspected trading premises at the Gumto check gate area, Emchi, Amba and Doimukh areas.
Shopkeepers were advised to sell essential commodities at government approved rates and also directed to sell packaged commodities at MRP.
The team also warned them to face drastic action if they were found violating such acts and rules or the government order.
Itanagar-Capital Region Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom informed that the district administration has been regularly carrying out such drives in the capital region and the same would continue in the coming days too. He has further directed the business community to abide by such rules and regulations otherwise strict action would be taken against the violators. (DIPRO)