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A penal order of conviction and fine against a commercial institution in Muscat

29/04/2019


The Public Prosecution in Muscat has issued a criminal order against a commercial institution for violating the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and its executive regulations with the exception of the promotion of goods without obtaining the necessary permits from the concerned authorities.

 

 

According to Al-Fadl bin Naseer bin Saif Al-Yahmadi, Assistant Director of Commercial Fraud Control Department and the acting Director, in the process of verification done by the Commercial Fraud Control Department of the Authority of the credibility of promotional offers or discounts made by different commercial establishments, it was found that one of the commercial advertisements sent to consumers via text messages stating the possibility of replacing some household goods with new ones is not authorized from the concerned authorities. In addition, the company did not provide the goods mentioned in the advertisement, but provided other goods, which is contrary to Article (31) of the Consumer Protection Law No. 66/2014 and its executive regulations. Upon completion of the case, it was referred to the Public Prosecution, which in turn initiated the investigation and issued the criminal acts against the aforementioned defendants.
The Public Authority for Consumer Protection urges all commercial establishments to comply with the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations in order to avoid any legal action taken against them.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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