Surprise check at Jammu Airport, One Lakh Fine Imposed

Mar 27, 2017 Jammu : A joint team of Officers of Legal Metrology and Police Department under the supervision of SSP Airport Rajinder Gupta striked on the vendors inside the Airport Jammu who were indulging in unfair trade practices of charging over and above MRP from air Passengers on mineral water, Cold drinks, juices and other eatables. During the course of inspection, it was found that these trade establishments in connivance with national level manufacturing companies were printing exorbitant rates on mineral water and cold drinks i.e. a rate of Rs.40 was printed on 1 Litre bottle of mineral Water whereas same quantity of water is available at Rs.20 just outside the Airport which as such is not permissible under Legal Metrology rules.
The same anomalies were also found on cold drinks and juice packs on which exorbitant MRP was printed illegally. Besides this one dry fruit establishment namely “One Tree” inside Airport was also booked and fine for illegally packing and selling dry fruits on exorbitant rates. The team on the spot booked and issued seizure memo to these vendors and national level chain of food sellers operating at Airport. Meanwhile, the management of these trade establishments confessed the guilt and pleaded for composition of their cases at department level with the assurance that these items shall be sold to the passengers as per rates available in the market. Accordingly all the six erring vendors were fined on the spot and a sum of rupees one lakh was recovered as composition money.