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More than 40 traders inspected for compliance with LMD rules

SAMBA: A team of officers from Legal Metrology Department headed by Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Samba, Ajay Kumar Verma and Inspector Mohsin Khateeb and other staff members conducted extensive checking of various business establishments at samba, Vijaypur, Sarore, Bari Brahmana and adjoining areas.
More than 40 traders dealing with peanuts, gachak, patasa and dry fruits including provisional stores, karyana shops, general stores, sweet shops were inspected for their compliance with regards to various provisions of J&K Standard of Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011 (Amended) and Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules 2011, an official handout read.
During the checking, 6 challans were booked against different traders for violations of various provisions of J&K Weights & Measures Enforcement Act 2011 (Amended), Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules 2011 and other prevailing Legal Metrology Laws and Rules.
Among others, the department also booked one establishment for sale and possession of Shri Govind Agmark Desi Ghee at Baribrahmna without mandatory declarations as required under Legal Metrology Packages Commodities Rules 2011.
Notices were issued to the booked traders for attending the office of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Samba for further Legal proceedings, the handout added.