326 traders booked in Ganderbal, 3 in Reasi

SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department Monday said it booked 326 erring traders in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the last fiscal.
In an official handout issued here, it said the market checks were conducted at several places in the district, with the officials booking 326 traders for “unfair trade practices and violation of different provisions of Legal Metrology laws” during the year 2014-15.
“An amount of Rs 1, 51,200 was realized as composition sum from the defaulters,” it said.
Besides, it said, “an amount of Rs 1, 89,982 was realised as stamping fee from 1,237 traders”.
It said the business community of the district has been advised to abide by the Legal Metrology laws.
Meanwhile, two traders and a LPG dealer were booked for violations of various acts in Jammu’s Reasi district. In an official handout issued here, the Department said a team of its officials conducted surprise inspection of various business establishments at Katra main Bazar, Ban Ganga road, Bus stand and its adjoining areas.
It said two traders were booked for violation of Weights and Measures Act and Packaged Commodity Rules.
“On pleading guilty, the offences were compounded for a sum of Rs 16000 as composition money with the assurance that the said offences will not be repeated in future, failing which, their cases will be sent to the court of law for stringent action,” it added.
The Department said it also booked a gas agency for violation of various provisions of J&K weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997.
“The case was compounded for Rs 10,000 by the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Reasi,” it added.