Acting upon the unabated complaints of overpricing by traders ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Legal Metrology Department on Sunday booked 57 shopkeepers in violation of Legal Metrology laws.
The LMD acted tough against the erring shopkeepers after volume of complaints poured in from different areas of Valley regarding overpricing of eatables, bakery, confectionary and other items.
An official said that strict action was taken against 57 traders who were operating in violation of the Legal Metrology laws. He also said that during the drive the teams of LMD realized 36,800 rupees fine on sport from different traders which include bakery, vegetables and mutton sellers.
At the occasion, according to an official the shopkeepers were warned to refrain from any unfair trade practices during this auspicious occasion of Eid.
The consumers moreover 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-Fitr, the traders are often resorting to overcharging and other unfair trade practices. The official added that administration while taking a serious note of such violations have formed special market checking teams to ensure no injustice will happen with customers.