Traders penalised in Poonch

SRINAGAR: Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Saturday booked 250 traders in Poonch and imposed on them a fine of Rs 16,500 for violation of various norms.
In view of the holy month of Ramadan, a team of officials conducted series of surprise raids at various trade establishments in Poonch, Surankote, and Mendhar towns, an official handout issued here said.
The team raided 250 trade premises including sweet shops, provisional stores, bakeries, vegetables shops, poultry, ration depots and fruit stalls, it said, adding dozens of traders were booked for violation of Legal Metrology laws.
“Several traders were booked for delivering less quantity of commodity to consumers while two firms were also fined for violating packaged commodity rules,” it said.
“…the Assistant Controller compounded several cases on the spot and realised a sum of Rs 16,500 as composition sum,” it added.
The department has warned the unscrupulous traders against resorting to fraudulent practice. The department appealed the general public to register their genuine complaints with the office of the Assistant Controller LMD, Poonch.