Udhampur: On the direction Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, the department of Legal Metrology intensified the drive to safeguard the interest of consumers who are lured by the attractive offers at big Marts especially during festive season. The team of Legal Metrology headed by Assistant Controller Sh. Jaideep Singh Sambyal conducted extensive checking at Air Plaza Retail Holdings Pvt Ltd with the brand name VISHAL Mega Mart at M.H road udhampur.
A Manufacturer of LPG Stove was booked for unfair trade practice as LPG Stoves of specifications of 3 burner, 2 burner and 1 burner are of inferior Metal as the actual weight verified was almost half of the weight declared on the package of three type of articles of that manufacturer.
All the deceptive packages were seized and Seizure Memo issued to the management of the company by the concerned Inspector through Airplaza to show cause as to why legal proceedings may not be initiated for the omissions.
Further the team booked a famous bakery shop namely Sita Ram bakery at chabutra bazaar udhampur for selling bakery biscuits inclusive of weight of pack. It was found that the net weight declared by the baker was 200g and weight of box is16g. But the baker sell the cardboard box of 16g at the rate of biscuits thus cheating the consumers.